December 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after the game at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFC Championship 2014: Battle Of The Young Guns

With one more week of play until the Super Bowl we will all see who will be punching their ticket. The NFC game to most will be the secondary game of interest as most will be focused on Brady vs. Manning but don’t think this game won’t be great. Two of the most well balanced teams playing at a high level and oh yea did I mention they don’t really like each other.

When the Seahawks claimed home field many thought that was all that was needed to proclaim the NFC title and move on to MetLife Stadium and await their opponent. So far they are doing what many thought but can the 49ers put an end to that?

Colin Kaepernick and is team are starting to click on all cylinders as of late and talking to people about this game some can see them coming out of Century Link field with a victory. There’s no doubt the fans will be rambunctious as normal but if San Francisco can put some points up early and control possession it may subdue the fans through the rest of the game. I would imagine a heavy dose of run and then they will take their shots but I don’t see that happening early to avoid any unnecessary turnovers.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks on the other hand have been cruising much in part to their defense. They are a dominate group that causes turnovers and feeds off their fans as the game plays on. Great pressure and coverage in the secondary makes it very hard and sometimes impossible for offenses to really move the ball at times.

Both quarterbacks discussed often throughout the league are the new and upcoming guys in the NFL. Not only are they your standard pocket guys if needed to be but also have the ability to scramble and beat you up for a ton of yards. Both teams have various play calls for quarterback keepers and that play may very well cost one of these teams their chance to play in the Super Bowl.

Something to keep an eye on will be the Seahawks wide receivers as Percy Harvin will be out due to injury again. Coming back to play last week had Seattle getting him involved early as that’s what they’ve been waiting for but a hit by the Saints Rafael Bush caused him to leave the game the first time and in the end for good with a concussion. Bush was fined $21,000 for a shot on a defenseless receiver.

I think when this game comes to its conclusion it may very well be the weekends best and the winner could end up this year’s champion. No matter what happens in any game I’m just glad to see the league’s best four teams all with the chance to claim the NFL’s top prize.

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