Let’s have some fun and look at some Super Bowl scenarios in light of the games this weekend. First of all, be assured that we’re not predicting anything. We’re just guessing. So on with the show.
49ers at Seattle – All season long the Seattle Seahawks have been fantastic at home, dominating good teams and effectively using the whole “12th Man” scenario to their benefit. Now, it all comes crumbling down as Frank Gore gets rolling, Colin Kaepernick explodes with timely runs and pinpoint passing, and the Seahawks are left wondering where the magic went. What’s worse, it’s their despised rivals doing it to them in their own stadium.
The San Francisco 49ers come into Seattle brimming with confidence and find only futility. Gore can’t find the holes, Kaepernick gets hemmed in by a fierce and consistent Seattle pass rush and Crabtree gets hammered at the line every down, disrupting the passing game. The 12th Man totally eliminates calls at the line, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense regain their rythmn and Seattle cruises into the Super Bowl as the best team in the NFC by a wide margin.
The NFC Championship is getting the two best teams in the NFC this season, no doubt in anyone’s mind. The case can be made for either team. Fans can enjoy this one because it’s going to be one of the hardest fought, most physical, and hard hitting NFC Championships in years. No finesse here on either side. Just pounding NFL football. Get ready.Eric Drouant