San Francisco and Seattle played to another close outcome at Candlestick Park.
This time the 49ers won 19-17 after a late Phil Dawson field goal sealed the victory. It was a similar result when the two faced off in San Francisco last season. A battle of field goals, culminating in a late David Akers’ kick sent the 49ers to a 13-6 win.
In between those results were two lopsided Seattle victories – both at CenturyLink Field – that saw the Seahawks outscore the 49ers 71-16.
Well, as to be expected with these two outspoken teams, there have been some quite quotable players leaving us with some tasty morsels for their next matchup.
49ers’ safety Donte Whitner thinks that will be in the NFC Championship game with a Super Bowl birth on the line, again at CenturyLink.
“Yeah, we believe it’ll come down to us and them, probably at their place,” Whitner said, according to Matt Maiocco at CSN Bay Area. “That’s the kind of game you want. We have to go there, where we haven’t won (the past two seasons). It’s going to be a loud environment. It’s going to be for the big one.”
Seattle corner Richard Sherman was at it again, proclaiming that the Seahawks “expected to blow them out”, after the loss on Sunday. Whitner, however, feels like it’s still the 49ers’ division.
“We felt like it was a statement game,” Whitner said. “We felt like it wasn’t just an ordinary game because it’s not. That’s our rival. They’re on top of the division. We feel like this is our division. We felt like we had to make a statement today, and we did.” [CSN Bay Area]