Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NFC West Showdown: San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks go to war this Sunday


This weekend in Week 2 of the regular season we will see both Peyton and Eli going head to head in a sibling showdown when the Denver Broncos take on the New York Giants.

But I think most of the attention during Sunday will be on the NFC West showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

Last season both of these teams took the league by storm and gave each other the best they had. Both teams have made additions to their already dangerous teams as they prepared to battle for the division title.

Right now I would say the 49ers look like they are the stronger team going into Seattle to play their division rivals. But considering the game is being held at CenturyLink Field, it could give the Seahawks the advantage they desperately need.

Last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were only able to put up 12 points in a 12-7 win against Cam Newton and his Panthers. It was a close win and I’m sure they’ll take it, but after watching Colin Kaepernick and his 49ers take down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the way they did had to get them nervous.

Sure they have the 12th man on their side and I’m sure the roaring home crowd will motivate them to do better. But Kaepernick and company look like a better team with Anquan Boldin on their roster. With Michael Crabtree out, Boldin is going to shine for this offense. He recorded over 200 yards receiving against a Green Bay Packers defense that is no push over.

So you would have to think that he would be matched up against Richard Sherman all game. This will be a key match up all game as the speedy and powerful Boldin lines up against one of the best defensive backs in the league for the last couple seasons. A cocky one at that.

Kaepernick finished the game against the Green Bay Packers completing 27 of 39 attempts with 412 yards and three touchdowns.

Wilson finished the game against the Panthers defense completing 25 of 33 attempts with 320 yards and one touchdown.

Oh and I’m not sure if this is a real bet or not but, supposedly there has been a wager between both young quarterbacks. An eyebrow.

So who wins this game? Sound off on who picks up the win. Do the 49ers silence the 12th man? Or do the Seattle Seahawks bounce back from a slow performance against the Carolina Panthers and take first place early on?


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