Originally posted by ace52:
Our toughest test is this week's game.
Don't care who we play after that.
This. The 49ers need to be prepared, and play with everything they have, not till your QB collapses but enough to win confidently. The Packers are thirsty for another Championship, I want to see that same heart and hunger in our boys.
I think the Seahawks at the Stick is a good matchup for us because they would have to be tired, being on the road, coming from DC going to Atlanta, playing the Falcons, say what you want but it's football baby, it'll wear anyone out, and there is no way Matt Ryan is just going to let the Seahawks walk all over him, and his teammates, at their own house, in the playoffs. If the do prevail, they'll have to come to SF from Atlanta and play us, in our stadium, in the NFC Championship game, which we blew last year to the giants. I don't think Harbaugh and company will go down easy, no matter how tough (or dirty) Seattle plays, because we got the chip on our shoulder.
Think about it. How do you lose twice to the same rival team, in the second most important game of your career, at home, in front of a national audience, and soiling the chance for a shot at the superbowl the second year in a row? They better be out for blood, and play to win. If we're going to lose, then the Seahawks have to earn it. If they beat us, they deserve a chance against the AFC's top dog to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
[ Edited by HouseNiner on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM ]