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San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction

NFC Championship winner prediction for the 2013-2014 season.

January 19, 2014

By Scott Croco

Seahawks

The 49ers are in their 3rd consecutive NFC championship game, with Colin Kaepernick leading the offense. The Seahawks looked like the NFC's dominant team for most of the season, but can they beat the arch-enemy 49ers in this big game? Which team will advance to the Super Bowl?

49ers Seahawks
14 - 4 Record 14 - 3
10.2 Strength of Schedule 9.9

 

Offense

The 49ers offense was middle of the road this season, but had a nice game against the Packers in the playoffs (again). Their regular season offensive score was 27.3 and their post-season offensive score is 34.6. The Seahawks have a good quarterback in Russell Wilson, and a beast at running back with Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks regular season offensive score was 28.7 and their post-season offensive score is 28.5.

Edge: 49ers


Defense

San Francisco has a very good defensive unit. But it was overshadowed this year by Seattle's dominant defense. The 49ers regular season defensive score was 23.4 and their post-season defensive score is 16.9. The Seahawks are well known for their defense now, but they ran into a strong Saints offense in the playoffs, lowering their playoff score. The Seahawks regular season defensive score was 30.7 and their post-season defensive score is 12.5.

Edge: Seahawks


Special Teams

Both teams have been pretty good on special teams this year, and both teams have dropped off in the playoffs. The 49ers regular season special teams score was 6.1 and their post-season special teams score is 3.1. Seattle's regular season special teams score was 6.8 and their post-season special teams score is 3.5.

Edge: Seahawks


Miscellaneous

The Seahawks have a better turnover ratio and point differential, but it's a virtual tie between these teams in this category.

Edge: 49ers


Final Verdict!

Looks like the Seahawks will be in the Super Bowl. It should be a competetive game that Seattle will win with good defense, a strong running game, and homefield advantage.

Predicted Winner: Seahawks

Stats:
Team Y MSM Off Def ST Misc
San Francisco 49ers 2013-2014 83.07 29.7 21.2 5.1 13.1
Seattle Seahawks 2013-2014 90.30 28.6 27.0 6.1 13.1
     

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