Capsule for NFC Championship
SAN FRANCISCO (14-4) at SEATTLE (14-3)
Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Francisco 12-5-1, Seattle 11-6
SERIES RECORD — Tied 15-15
LAST MEETING — 49ers beat Seahawks 19-17, Dec. 8, 2013
LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Panthers 23-10; Seahawks beat Saints 23-15
AP PRO32 RANKING — 49ers No. 3, Seahawks No. 1
49ERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (3), PASS (30)
49ERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (4), PASS (7)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (4), PASS (26)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1) RUSH (7T), PASS (1)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —NFC West foes meet for spot in Super Bowl. Teams split regular-season meetings. ... 49ers seeking seventh Super Bowl appearance, Seahawks going for second. ... NFC title game decided by seven points or fewer in each of last six contests, longest streak in conference championship game history. Three of those in OT, including 49ers' 20-17 loss to Giants after 2011 season. ... Seattle played eight games decided by seven points or fewer, and San Francisco five. ... Seahawks have outscored 49ers 71-16 and forced seven turnovers in last two wins at home. ... 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick had career-worst 20.1 passer rating in Week 2 loss. Threw three interceptions, sacked three times. ... Kaepernick is 4-1 in the postseason as starter, tied for third best among all QBs in Super Bowl era with minimum of five starts. He can become second QB to win initial four road playoff starts, joining Jake Delhomme. ... WR Michael Crabtree didn't play in Sept. 15 game while still recovering from May surgery on torn right Achilles tendon. ... San Francisco first team in NFL history to have at least one 100-yard receiver in seven straight postseason games. ... Jim Harbaugh first coach in NFL's modern era to lead team to NFC championship in each of first three years. .... WR Anquan Boldin ranks No. 1 among active players with 12 career catches of 25 or more yards in postseason. Has 63 receptions for 980 yards and seven TDs in 13 playoff games. ... 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks has 4 1-2 sacks this postseason. No player has more than six in a single postseason since sacks became official statistic in 1982. With two more sacks, Brooks would pass Richard Dent, Michael McCrary and LaMarr Woodley for most in single postseason. ... Crabtree has second-most yards receiving (436) and is tied for second-most touchdowns (3) in playoffs since 2012. ... 49ers hope to have CB Carlos Rogers back after missing first two playoff games with strained right hamstring. ... ... Seahawks have won six straight home playoff games and 16 of last 17 home games overall. ... QB Russell Wilson threw for career-low 103 yards in win over Saints. He's topped 200 yards passing once in past five games. ... Wilson's 24 victories and 15 home wins in first two seasons are most in Super Bowl era. ... Including postseason, Wilson has career 110.7 passer rating at home. ... RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for franchise playoff record 140 yards vs. Saints, his first 100-yard game since Week 10. In five career playoff games, Lynch has five touchdowns rushing and three 100-yard games. ... WR Percy Harvin had team-high three receptions vs. Saints before suffering concussion late in first half. ... WR Doug Baldwin has three TDs in past three home games vs. 49ers. ... Rookie LG Michael Bowie started vs. Saints, his third position on offensive line this season. ... Seahawks had five sacks of Kaepernick in two games this season. ... DE Michael Bennett had two forced fumbles and fumble recovery vs. Saints; first Seahawks player with two forced fumbles in playoff game. Bennett led Seahawks with 8½ sacks in regular season. ... CB Richard Sherman has two interceptions and 90-yard blocked field goal return for TD in past two home games vs. 49ers. He led NFL with eight INTs this season. ... SS Kam Chancellor had 14 tackles vs. Saints. Most in non-overtime playoff game in franchise history. ... Seahawks could get starting LB K.J. Wright (foot) back after being injured at San Francisco. ... K Steven Hauschka tied franchise playoff record with three FGs vs. Saints; he's 17 of 18 on FGs at home this season.
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