The 49ers vs. Seahawks matchup is turning out to be like those great boxing rivalries. The most recent of note is Pacquiao vs Marquez IV and this NFC West matchup has been every bit as entertaining as those slug-fests. I don't expect a lot of surprises from either side. These two teams know each other so well and are so evenly matched that what it really comes down to is who will be able to impose their will more? I believe the 49ers recent playoff experience provides them with a slight edge (PFT). Playoff experience can never be discounted and the 49ers have enough to keep the team from getting rattled by the "12th Man" and pulling out the big play when it's needed. Anyone who doesn't believe that should ask Cam Newton.
Sunday cannot come soon enough, because this is the match up we've all expected since the pre-season. | It's what they've been waiting for (ESPN)
49ers vs Seahawks
This one's for all the haterz. | Here's why that 'Colin Kaepernick is self-centered and Russell Wilson is not' comparison is incredibly unfair (Yahoo)
Sounds like something Coach Harbaugh would say. | Pete Carroll says Russell Wilson "playing great" despite dip in numbers (PFT)
LeBron James Backs Donte Whitner (49ers)
No harm, no foul. | League not concerned about coaches on the field behind the play (PFT)