Originally posted by zaghawk:
The Niners were definitely a better team on Sunday and deserve all the credit for their win. But there was nothing about that game that would lead me to believe that if the Niners would return to the Clink that they would suddenly put a whooping on the Hawks. The Hawks played a good tough game as well and lost to a good Niners team at the Stick by 2 points. Everyone acknowledges the Hawks have a very good HFA that probably accounts for 7 pts rather than the typical 3 most teams get at home. Now if the Niners were to have blown out the Hawks on Sunday (at least double digit win), that's a different story, but it was a close (and good) game. I wouldn't go assuming the Niners are suddenly going to whip the Hawks at home.
I don't think the niners would go to C-Link and blow them out. However, I will agree with the OP and say that the stars are starting to align for the 49ers. They're getting healthy, Kap is gaining his confidence back, and they may just end up going into the postseason with the momentum they need to go on the road and head back to the Super Bowl. Bottom line, the Seahawk cinderella story is going to end at some point. They will lose a game at home. They're not invincible and they're not head and shoulders above the other top teams in the league and the NFC. Who better than the niners to go up there and win that game? In week two, that game was MUCH closer than the score suggested. It was an extremely close game and the niner D fell apart towards the end. If the 49ers end up going back to C-Link during the postseason, they will be a much improved and different team than the team the Hawks saw in week two.
I honestly believe that the 49ers are going to go back to the Super Bowl. They have been hiding in the shadows all year and nobody has given them any respect. We have seen over the past several years multiple teams that were underdogs get into the post season, get healthy, and end up winning it all. It just seems to me that this may be happening for the 49ers right now. Not saying Seattle is not a great team and they won't do damage. I could be totally wrong, but right now that's my honest opinion. Even if the Hawks don't make it this year we still have to worry about them for years to come. They're a great team.