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Kickoff Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Whenever the Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers, it’s a blood bath. Yes, San Francisco had its moments in the NFC Championship Game, but that game was out of the norm for the 49ers.
They usually struggle to play well at CenturyLink Field. This, in turn, means the odds are in the Seahawks favor. Let’s not forget, San Francisco’s defense took a step back in terms of talent, and the wide receiver position is still a huge question mark.
With that being said, the Seahawks should dominate this game from start to finish. One should expect Seattle’s pass-rush to wreak havoc and knock quarterback Colin Kaepernick off his game. Plus, cornerback Richard Sherman will be looking to lock wide receiver Michael Crabtree down more than ever.
It’s hard to see a less talented team like the 49ers go into Seattle and knock the Seahawks off at home. Historically, the 12th man has played a huge role every time these two teams play.