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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