NFC Championship: 49ers at Seahawks

Who will win?

  • Seattle

    Votes: 110 62.5%
  • San Francisco

    Votes: 66 37.5%

  • Total voters
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ThePrideofShiner

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The best two teams in the NFC will got at it at 3:30 p.m. PT. Each team won at home against the other this season.
 
These two teams hate each other and I expect a really close, hard fought game with lots of big hits and plenty of taunting.
 

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I just picked up tickets to Sunday's game.  Now just need plane and hotel
 

Morning Woodhead

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I wish this was the early game. No matter the outcome of the Pats game, It's going to be hard to jump right into game #2.

But man this game is going to be a bloodbath.
 

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wibi said:
I just picked up tickets to Sunday's game.  Now just need plane and hotel
 
Hotel shouldn't be too hard. I'd avoid staying on the east side (Bellevue, Kirkland, etc.) though, getting across the lake can be a bitch.
 

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wibi said:
I just picked up tickets to Sunday's game.  Now just need plane and hotel
 
Awesome, I'm jealous.  All I have is the earplugs.
 
I am so amped for this game already; I don't know if I'll make it to Sunday.
 

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Morning Woodhead said:
I wish this was the early game. No matter the outcome of the Pats game, It's going to be hard to jump right into game #2.

 
I've read this about four times and still don't understand where you're coming from here.
 

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Al Zarilla said:
I've read this about four times and still don't understand where you're coming from here.
 
For me at least, after a Pats game, I'm normally on the phone quite a bit, I want to watch the postgame press conferences, and hear some of the early breakdown of the game. 
 
So I wish the NFC game was played first so I could watch it with all my attention from start to finish.  Just a personal thing I guess.....
 

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Really juggling to take a day off here. It'd be taking a liberty, but there's no way I could hold up a social media/news blackout until the next evening and staying up for the whole game then going to work when it kicks off at 11.30 PM UK time is just impossible.
 

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Spacemans Bong said:
Really juggling to take a day off here. It'd be taking a liberty, but there's no way I could hold up a social media/news blackout until the next evening and staying up for the whole game then going to work when it kicks off at 11.30 PM UK time is just impossible.
 
I'm traveling and will have to watch it on Monday. My phone is going to be in airplane mode from kickoff until I watch the game.
 
I'm hoping that the rigged up way of watching it on my iPad that the NFL suggested works...
 

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Spacemans Bong said:
Really juggling to take a day off here. It'd be taking a liberty, but there's no way I could hold up a social media/news blackout until the next evening and staying up for the whole game then going to work when it kicks off at 11.30 PM UK time is just impossible.
 
I'd take the day off if I was you. I took Saturday off so I could watch Seahawks-Saints in peace and not have work looming over my head afterward.
 

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Spacemans Bong said:
Really juggling to take a day off here. It'd be taking a liberty, but there's no way I could hold up a social media/news blackout until the next evening and staying up for the whole game then going to work when it kicks off at 11.30 PM UK time is just impossible.
 
I was in London for work for the NFCCG two years ago against the Giants.  I stayed up to watch the whole thing (including the excruciating overtime) and got to sleep around 4 am.  The next day was brutal, especially since I was working with a bunch of Giants fans and I was jetlagged in addition (I had arrived in London earlier that Sunday afternoon).  There was a lot of coffee involved.  It sucked, but it was doable.
 

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I really like SF in this game.  I keep harping on this point in various threads but Seattle's offense is totally out of whack for reasons that I can't quite figure out.  Russell Wilson hasn't passed for over 200 yards in his last five games and Seattle is averaging around 270-280 total yards in that period.  Maybe getting Harvin back will help but he didn't look like much last Saturday.  IMO, Seattle's defense is better than SF's but right now SF's offense is significantly more dynamic. 
 

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Tend to agree with MMS.  IF (and it's a big if) the 49ers can break even on turnovers, penalties, and special teams, I think they are just a little bit more complete on both sides of the ball because with Crabtree back they have more playmakers than Seattle does.  But in their last couple of games in Seattle, mistakes have killed them, and no place is harder to avoid those kinds of mistakes than CLink.
 

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Yep, they've become way too conservative with Wilson -- you can't just rely on the defense to carry you to the Super Bowl. I wonder if the Saints game will be seen as a cautionary tale and they open it up some vs the 49ers. I think they have to.
 

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Morgan's Magic Snowplow said:
I really like SF in this game.  I keep harping on this point in various threads but Seattle's offense is totally out of whack for reasons that I can't quite figure out.  Russell Wilson hasn't passed for over 200 yards in his last five games and Seattle is averaging around 270-280 total yards in that period.  Maybe getting Harvin back will help but he didn't look like much last Saturday.  IMO, Seattle's defense is better than SF's but right now SF's offense is significantly more dynamic. 
 
Harvin didnt look like a good player because he took a head shot in his first target of the game and probably shouldnt have been cleared to play after that.  He would have helped them a ton if he hadnt been hurt so quickly. 
 

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Morning Woodhead said:
 
For me at least, after a Pats game, I'm normally on the phone quite a bit, I want to watch the postgame press conferences, and hear some of the early breakdown of the game. 
 
So I wish the NFC game was played first so I could watch it with all my attention from start to finish.  Just a personal thing I guess.....
I get it now. For me, Pats first is best because I get too wound up and can't wait if it's second. Also, if they win, the second game is like a great dessert. The other possibility? Don't even think about it. Actually, this NFC title game is the best NFC matchup in a while and on its own merit is worth savoring over. 
 

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Morgan's Magic Snowplow said:
I really like SF in this game.  I keep harping on this point in various threads but Seattle's offense is totally out of whack for reasons that I can't quite figure out.  Russell Wilson hasn't passed for over 200 yards in his last five games and Seattle is averaging around 270-280 total yards in that period.  Maybe getting Harvin back will help but he didn't look like much last Saturday.  IMO, Seattle's defense is better than SF's but right now SF's offense is significantly more dynamic. 
 
I thought Harvin was dynamic in the very little that he played.
 
But I tend to agree with you that San Francisco has more than a good chance at winning this game. I guess maybe I'm just a pessimist, but Seattle's offense has not been playing well enough to win lately.
 
Maybe Kaepernick will have another horrible game in Seattle.
 

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That was incredibly funny.
 
BTW, the guy is a whiner first class but he gets results (3 NFCCG in a row) and he also happened to be right both times.  I saw the Davis catch in NFLN again and the offciails blew incomplete at 9 seconds, and the clock ticked all the way down to 5.  Also on that penalty.
 

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DaughtersofDougMirabelli said:
 
trekfan55 said:
That was incredibly funny.
 
BTW, the guy is a whiner first class but he gets results (3 NFCCG in a row) and he also happened to be right both times.  I saw the Davis catch in NFLN again and the offciails blew incomplete at 9 seconds, and the clock ticked all the way down to 5.  Also on that penalty.
Is that from a Seahawks message board? There is a 49er MB with a longass thread dedicated to photoshops. Another recent Harbaugh though:
 
 
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Really juggling to take a day off here. It'd be taking a liberty, but there's no way I could hold up a social media/news blackout until the next evening and staying up for the whole game then going to work when it kicks off at 11.30 PM UK time is just impossible.
 
Do what I did for the 2010 NBA Finals: get home from work at 5:30, sleep, get up at Ungodly O'Clock for the game (3:00am local time in my case), heat up a meal, and watch.  I had use of a SoSHer's Slingbox to save me any travel, but it was much easier to go, sleep -> watch game -> shower, change, maybe nap -> go to work.
 

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wibi said:
I just picked up tickets to Sunday's game.  Now just need plane and hotel
 
The Arctic Club Hotel is my favorite hotel in Seattle, FWIW. It's the coolest historic building in Seattle, is within walking distance of the stadiums and is across the street from a light rail station.
 
It has an Overlook Hotel from The Shining atmosphere, though, so if you are easily spooked don't go there.
 

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Along with an attempted ticket ban for Californians, now a 49er billboard ban around Seattle? What's next, round up translated Californians and ship them back? Naw, keep'em up there.
 
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022664181_seahawks49ersxml.html
 
And, a 49er billboard that is standing up there. LOLOL.
 

 
The closest a pro-49ers billboard has gotten to the Seahawks' home turf is a digital billboard on Interstate 5, 30 miles south of Seattle.
 

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Al Zarilla said:
Along with an attempted ticket ban for Californians, now a 49er billboard ban around Seattle? What's next, round up translated Californians and ship them back? Naw, keep'em up there.
 
I wish people complaining about this shit would just stop.  No one is making a big deal (outside of some folks here looking for tickets) that Denver is doing the exact same thing for their home game.  No one made much of a fuss in 2007 when San Diego and Chicago did the exact same thing nor in the years following when other teams followed that trend. 
 
Never mind the fact that tickets for this game went on sale on 31 DEC and were sold out in 27 minutes...
 

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This could be such a great matchup. The Pats better win earlier in the day so I'm not pissed off.
 

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Fucking idiot is messing with good karma.  Somebody should lop off his arm in repentance.
“I’m not crazy,” said Connors, who embedded the tattoo on his person before the season. “I’m not crazy at all.”
Seems like he helps generate the good karma. Leave his arm alone.
 

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Me too, losing Rice and not having Harvin really puts the cuffs on on the Seahawks, particularly with Wilson's accuracy being questionable of late. By the way, did anyone else think it sucked that the New Orleans DB who first laid out Harvin was clearly headhunting, and despite getting 15 yards was congratulated like a conquering hero on the sideline? That'd leave a bad taste in any case, but given that this is the Saints with their history, I thought was particularly bad form.
 
Even if I like SF in this, god knows it'll likely be a 12-10 game.  I'm guessing turnovers will decide the winner. With Kaepernick's history in Seattle, this isn't a game I'd bet on either way.
 

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The Seahawks offense - Russell Wilson especially - hasn't looked great lately, but it's been good enough.
 
The flip side of this is that Kaepernick has only been marginally better.
 
I think the Seahawks win this one, on account of their home field advantage, but I don't expect this to be a decisive victory either way. I also think the winner will go into the Super Bowl shorthanded as a result of this game. I only hope that it's the Patriots that they're playing, not the Broncos.
 

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One other factor in favor of the Seahawks was mentioned by Jaworski on PTI today. That the 49ers are coming off two vicious playoff games. I know WC teams have been having success in recent years, but I do think that's got to be a factor.
 

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ThePrideofShiner said:
KJ Wright is back, though, which is huge for the Seahawks defense, as he can help guard Davis.
 
Davis really seems to be the key to the Niners offense. If both the Pats and Niners advance how do the Pats cover Davis?
 

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Me too, losing Rice and not having Harvin really puts the cuffs on on the Seahawks, particularly with Wilson's accuracy being questionable of late. By the way, did anyone else think it sucked that the New Orleans DB who first laid out Harvin was clearly headhunting, and despite getting 15 yards was congratulated like a conquering hero on the sideline? That'd leave a bad taste in any case, but given that this is the Saints with their history, I thought was particularly bad form.
 
Even if I like SF in this, god knows it'll likely be a 12-10 game.  I'm guessing turnovers will decide the winner. With Kaepernick's history in Seattle, this isn't a game I'd bet on either way.
 
I get a distinct 1990 NFC Championship vibe from this game. If it's anything like that game then we're in for a treat. I just hope Phil Dawson gets the Matt Bahr role.
 
 

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This is pretty awesome. An Austrian promo for the championship games today set to a Game of Thrones theme:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsmQ2uwItKU
 

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So who to route for..  The douchebags or the assholes?
Seriously. And whoever wind now I have to root for them again in two weeks.

Both coaches suck. Both teams have unlikeable characters. I'm going for Seattle mainly because they have good fans who deserve a championship.