The long awaited season is finally here. Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers are preparing to take the field against Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. The Harbaugh era is set to begin, and it's against, "Mr. What's your deal?" himself. What more could you want?
But the 49ers and Seahawks have a rivalry that goes back further than Harbaugh and Carroll. This is a divisional game. It is an important game for both teams for numerous reasons.
As a Niner fan, I always hope my team pulls off the win. Heading into Sunday, I am confident they will. Here are five reasons the 49ers will win the season and home opener against Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks on the 11th.
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Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon guarantee to be a nightmare for NFL defenses this year. I wouldn't be surprised if Pete Carroll is already tossing and turning. The 49ers were third in rushing in the preseason using a vanilla predictable offense. The possibilities are endless with the 49ers rush game.
Harbaugh will force the Seahawks to either stop the run or get run over. A great technique to protect his quarterback, as well. I see Gore, Hunter and Dixon all getting involved. If the 49ers get up quick, it will be along night for the Seattle defense.
Niner backs will stack over 130 yards rushing and pound in two touchdowns on Sunday.
Braylon Edwards, Michael Crabtree, Joshua Morgan, Kyle Williams, Delanie Walker and none other than Vernon Davis. Need I say more? The 49ers have the most weapons in the NFC west, period.
If Alex Smith can just play halfway decent, the 49ers have enough artillery to make him look like Tom Brady. Seattle has no chance stopping the 49ers if they get clicking early.
Look for big things from the gunnery on Sunday.
I mentioned Peter Carroll tossing and turning; how do you think the fans feel knowing their quarterback is Tarvaris Jackson, who (by the way) is on the verge of getting beat out by Charlie Whitehurst? Rough.
As bad as he has been, I'll take an Alex Smith over Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst any day.
Yes Starbuckiens, Hasselbeck is really gone.
The 49ers defense looked great in the preseason and we have yet to catch a glimpse of what they have to offer. With Vic Fangio and the talent on the 49ers defensive side of the ball, San Francisco is capable of having one of the NFL's top defenses this year.
Look for aggressive blitzes and hidden coverages all day long. Tarvaris Jackson and company are going to have a long, painful day.
The rivalry between Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh may be down-played in the media this week by both coaches, but what can't be down played is the fact that Jim Harbaugh owns Pete Carroll, something that Carroll knows very well.
Will this one sided domination continue into the NFL ranks? I'm sure Harbaugh thinks so, and the way it looks now, so do I.
Sunday looks to be a good game, for Niners fans. Go Niners!
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