San Francisco 49ers - 12-4
Seattle Seahawks - 13-3
49ers vs. Seahawks. It seems only fitting that these two teams would meet each other for the NFC Championship. They are the two best teams in the conference, and they have striking similarities. Both teams like to run the football, and play tough defense. They both have head coaches who excelled in college football, and both have young mobile quarterbacks.
They also both have two of the best front offices in all of football. Which have put together two of the best rosters. The teams running backs are both smash mouth hard chargers, who will run through you as well as over you. Both teams seem to embody what football is all about. Getting down and dirty in the trenches, and having a good old-fashioned scrum.
But not only can these teams run the ball, they can pass it when they need to. And while Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick’s games are similar, they are very different animals. Kaepernick is somewhat flamboyant and wears his emotions on his sleeve, while Wilson is more unassuming and never gets too up or too down.
The defenses are both brash, confident, and good. Both are great against the run, are good in the secondary, and have good pass rushers. So ultimately they will cancel each other out. The head coaches don’t like each other, and while both have had success in college, both Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh crave NFL success more.
I think the quarterbacks cancel each other out as well, as both will trade good and bad plays here and there. What will ultimately win this game is momentum. And the Seahawks will have more than the 49ers. They will have a raucous and loud environment at home, and that will give them advantage the Seahawks need to come up with the win. It will be close early, but the Seahawks win in the end. 6:30 pm - FOX
Score prediction: 23-20 Seahawks
Points spread: Seahawks - 3.5
Over/under: 38.5 – Over