49ers @ Seahawks
At the start of the playoffs, I predicted the Seahawks to be the NFC representative in the Super Bowl. For the second straight week, I am picking them to lose. Now that is confidence in my picks!
While I like Seattle’s defense and their home field advantage, the 49ers are simply playing better than the Seahawks right now and look like a determined team.
They showed great mental toughness and “clutchness” (if that is a word) in their win over the Packers in the South Pole and then last week they went to Carolina and made the Panthers look like they didn’t belong.
Why I Might be Right
The 49ers are playing better than the Seahawks right now and while I like Seattle’s defense, San Francisco’s defense is every bit as good and the San Fran offense is much better than that of the Seahawks – especially since the return of Crabtree.
While many will point to the 29-3 whooping the Seahawks put on the 49ers in Seattle in week 2, this is a much different and much more confident 49ers team coming to Seattle this go round.
Why I Might be Wrong
Seattle has a hellacious defense and is a ridiculously loud and difficult place to play. Just ask the 49ers. In week 2 the 49ers went to Seattle and flew home with a 29-3 footprint on their forehead.
And, just in case you haven’t heard it 8 million times on ESPN, the Seahawks (and Russell Wilson) are 16-1 at home over the past 2 years.