Dec 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) catches a pass before the start of the game against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Crabtree on playing Seattle: 'I've got to calm myself down'


The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have developed quite the heated rivalry over the last few years.  It is the Seahawks, however, that have gotten the best of their division foe the last couple times out, and then some.

Seattle has outscored San Francisco 71-16 over their last two matchups, both at CenturyLink Field.  The last time these two teams played at Candlestick Park – back on October 18th of last year – the 49ers came out on top 13-8.

According to Matt Barrows at the Sacramento Bee, 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree is fired up for Sunday’s rematch.

“They’re 11-1,” Crabtree said. “And anyone with a record like that that’s supposed to be the top team in the NFL … we’ll see on Sunday. It gets you hyped. You get hyped. It’s really (about) me calming down. I’ve got to calm myself down. This is my second game this year but it happened to fall on the Seattle Seahawks, which is a big game. I can’t wait to go out and play.” [Sacramento Bee]

Crabtree had been sidelined — while rehabbing a torn Achilles — for the entirety of the regular season before making his debut last week against the St. Louis Rams.  He caught 2 passes for 68 yards in that game, including a 60-yarder that was a breath of fresh air for a 49ers’ receiving corps needing a boost.

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  • Adam Smith

    SF being so wound up about this and Seattle viewing this as just another game reminds me of some Chicago friends of my mine who kept comparing Chicago to NYC.

    The thing is, nobody in NYC would ever think there is a competition, no matter how important the “rivalry” is to Chicago.

    • Eric Crocker

      These teams don’t like each other.. It’s not just another game..it does mean more for 9ers tho.. For playoff seeding

  • Ron Grummer

    Meh, Niners/Cardinals/Rams, division games always hold a bit more significance because it is usually those games that decide division winners, at this point in this season, however, even a loss to the Niners is unlikely to have any impact on either division or conference standings (at least not Seahawks division or conference standings).
    Go ‘Hawks