2013-14 Free NFC Championship Picks: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Date and Time: Sunday, January 19th, 2013, 6:30 pm EST on FOX
Game Line: Seattle -3.5
Over/Under: 39
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Sunday NFC Championship Game Picks: The stakes are as high as they can get for the NFC’s fiercest rivalry as the San Francisco 49ers clash with the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC championship.

Seattle advanced to Sunday’s championship game with a 23-15 victory over the New Orleans Saints. They have been the dominant team in the NFC this season, and in turn are the #1 seed. Their home field advantage is unmatched, as they’ve set Guinness world records for decibel levels. Towards the end of the season though, they looked vulnerable, as they went 2-2 down the stretch and lost their first home game since December of 2011. Marshawn Lynch led the offense in the win against New Orleans with 140 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. The defense was

San Francisco currently sits at 8-4 and holds the #6 seed for the playoffs. This isn’t the same 49er team that faced Seattle in week 2. Back for the offense are Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree. Crabtree made his return last week in a 23-13 win over St. Louis, with 2 receptions for 68 yards. One of his receptions was for 60 yards. That was the second longest passing play this season for the Niners. Colin Kaepernick looked very effective last week with a full arsenal of weapons against a solid Rams defense. Kaepernick was 19 for 28 with 275 yards which was his highest passing total since week 1. Frank Gore leads a potent rushing attack that is 7th in the league averaging 130.8 yards per game. The defense continues to play at a high level. The 49ers are ranked 4th in the league in total defense, allowing only 206 yards passing and 105.5 yards rushing per game.

Do not put any stock into the previous matchup, because this one will be a lot more competitive. In the previous matchup, Seattle corner Richard Sherman took 49er wide receiver Anquan Boldin out of the game, which led Colin Kaepernick to make mistakes. San Francisco now has a much more complete offense, with Crabtree and Manningham in the mix. Seattle will again be without corners Walter Thurmond (suspension) and Brandon Browner (groin). San Francisco’s defense will be up the task this week of limiting Marshawn Lynch, and should do enough to cause Russell Wilson some problems. Seattle currently has a 2 game lead for the #1 seed and has already clinched a playoff berth and might be feeling a little overconfident. San Francisco has a 1 game lead for the final wildcard sport and can’t afford another loss. I expect a focused effort from the 49ers on Sunday, and with the home crowd behind them and their offense starting to click, I see them getting the win here.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Free NFL Pick: San Francisco -2.5 Over 39
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Game Prediction: San Francisco 24 Seattle 17

 

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