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Gameday, baby.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: Top 10: Seahawks Beat Niners! (UPDATED)
In the 37-year history of the Seattle Seahawks, there have been BIGGER regular season games than Sunday's showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, but you'd have a hard time finding an example of a game more highly ANTICIPATED than this one.

CBA helps 49ers, Seahawks - Adam Schefter's Blitz - ESPN
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke and Seattle general manager John Schneider weren't the only ones to help build the 49ers and Seahawks. The collective bargaining agreement also did.

Seahawks run defense is just fine -- so far - NFC West - NFL News - News -
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Bill Barnwell on the evolution of the NFC West - Grantland
A timeline of how the NFC West went from league laughingstock to the best division in football.

Week 2 NFL Viewing Guide: Who's Got It Better Than Us? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Game of the Week 49ers at Seahawks, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET In the NFL, rivalries are fleeting. There are exceptions (Dallas-Washington, Chicago–

49ers vs. Seahawks: Comparing the Ground Attacks Leading Up to Week 2 | Bleacher Report
This Sunday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers is a matchup of two of the top rushing attacks in the NFL . It is also a matchup of two very similar rushing attacks...

Russell Wilson Scout Team Impersonator B.J. Daniels Says 49ers Are Ready for Seahawks | San Francisco 49ers |
“I got a lot more reps than I usually get this week,” Daniels told “It was an opportunity for me to practice against one of the great defenses. I feel like the defense did a great job of preparing for this game.”

Saturday links: Can the Seahawks get the running game going against the 49ers? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
— Seattle played six OLs against Carolina, with Paul McQuistan and James Carpenter rotating at left guard. Cable said the plan was for them to rotate every two series against the Panthers. Cable said that rotation will remain for now. “It will be for a while until we kind of get it worked out and see who is where,” he said.

Top 10 reasons why Hawks will beat the Niners -
Jim Moore | There are a myriad of factors pointing to a Seahawks win Sunday, but the biggest isn't a specific player or on-the-field matchup. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Russian football team trying to lure Tim Tebow | ProFootballTalk
Tim Tebow can't find work in the NFL, but there's an American football team in Russia that says it will offer him $1 million for two games. Yes, there are American football teams in Russia.

Harbaugh gets a chance at birthday revenge on Carroll | ProFootballTalk
In a Sunday Night Football game that contains plenty of intriguing story lines, here's one that needs to be mentioned. Last December, in the second-to-last game of the regular season, the Seahawks blew out the 49ers in Seattle on December 23rd. It was coach Jim Harbaugh's 49th birthday.

RG3′S mechanics a cause for concern | ProFootballTalk
When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III stepped on the field for the first time since blowing out his knee in January, he looked like a guy whose recovery is still a work in progress, rather than a player who is all the way back.

Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald re-signed
On the eve of Sunday night’s nationally televised home opener against the 49ers at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks re-signed defensive tackle Clinton McDonald on Saturday.

Prisco's Picks - Week 2 -'s host of NFL experts provides expert picks, grades and analysis for each game during the season.

It’s the biggest game because it’s the next game
Rather than getting swept away by the building hype for Sunday night’s nationally televised home opener against the 49ers, the Seahawks’ players are following their coach’s it’s-the-biggest-game-because-it’s-the-next-game lead.

What to watch for Sunday: Week 2 -
Week 2 of the NFL season is underway and Sunday brings us 14 matchups, including Manning Bowl III. Kevin Patra tells you what you need to be looking for as we count down to kickoff.

Seahawks vs. 49ers is biggest game ever! Until the next biggest game ever | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Excitement is high for the game Sunday against the 49ers but it’s not the first time Seattle has played a big regular-season game.

Seahawks re-sign defensive tackle Clinton McDonald | ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks announced Saturday they have re-signed defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and released offensive tackle Michael Person. McDonald was one of a few veterans to be released by the Seahawks during final cuts on August 31.

Seahawks’ Cliff Avril will play; Brandon Browner doubtful | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seattle gets good news, bolstering pass rush before 49ers showdown.

Seahawks' Lynch has been thorn in 49ers' side - SFGate
You know the adage that you can judge a man by the company he keeps. With Seattle's Marshawn Lynch, you can judge a runner by the backs to whom he's compared.

Pete Carroll's positive, profound approach to football working wonders in Seattle - NBC Sports | NBC Sports
Three rules: 1. Always protect the team; 2. No whining, no complaining, no excuses; 3. Be early.