There is a renewed upcoming rivalry in the NFL, and this rivalry contains two virtually identical teams. This rivalry, of course, is between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
It’s a rivalry that has been dominated by one side for a while, but now ,as the Seahawks and 49ers start to become two of the most feared teams in the NFL, their season series are becoming oh so much better.
Last season the Seahawks and 49ers split the season series 1-1. The first game was in San Francisco and was a tough defensive battle. At the time, Alex Smith was playing quarterback for the 49ers, and the game was won by the 49ers 13-6 in week 7.
The second game of the series was much different. The Seahawks were coming off of back to back 50+ point games. When the 49ers entered Seattle the 12th man was electric, Seattle had all of the highlight plays including Kam Chancellors HUGE hit on San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. The game was won by Seattle 42-13.
As both teams continue to expand in talent, so do their expectations. The Seahawks and Niners meet for the first time in the upcoming season in week 2 on Sunday Night Football, in what’s sure to be a great prime time matchup, and they meet for the second time in week 14. These teams had great games last year and hopefully they continue to do so.