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Golden Tate can be a factor in more than one way Sunday. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Three Things: 49ers at Seahawks

Yes, the two teams are similar. No, they aren’t exactly the same, and neither is the checklist of what each team needs to do to come out the victor and book their trip to East Rutherford for the Super Bowl.

1090 The Fan–01/17/2014

Russell Wilson is the leader of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Churchill: The Seahawks’ MVP is …

I don’t care if he threw for 3,300 yards, 300 yards or three yards. Whether it’s 26 TD passed or none. Russell Wilson is the Most Valuable Player on the 53-man roster. And that’s one big-time accomplishment, considering there are several pro bowlers and at least three All-Pro’s donning Seahawks Blue every week.

1090 The Fan–12/29/2013

Jon Ryan (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Seahawks Punt Strategy On Verge Of NFL Record

Entering the season finale against St. Louis, the Seahawks have allowed only 25 punt return yards on 16 returns this season. They’re on pace to set an NFL record for fewest return yards allowed in a 16-game season.

1090 The Fan–12/27/2013

Russell Wilson (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

The Seahawks’ Victory Formula Versus Saints

The Seattle Seahawks have a tall task ahead of them in the form of the New Orleans Saints. Jason A. Churchill sees the same simple formula for victory the team enjoys every week.

1090 The Fan–12/02/2013

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Listen To The Steve Sandmeyer Show – Wednesday, October 30th

Steve, Bill, & Jason talk with Seattle Seahawks Punter Jon Ryan, CBS Sports Eye on Baseball columnist Matt Snyder, Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline reporter TJ Rives, and CBS Sports Radio Host John Feinstein

1090 The Fan–10/30/2013

SEATTLE, WA. - OCTOBER 13: Outside linebacker Zach Brown #55 of the Tennessee Titans tries to bring down running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on October 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Seattle Survives Another Special Teams Snafu

For the third straight week the Seahawks found themselves behind in the fourth quarter. This was the second time Seattle was able to come out of those games with a victory.

1090 The Fan–10/14/2013

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 23: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes the ball during a game agains the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Five Seahawks Selected to Pro Bowl

Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Leon Washington were all deserving choices, while Richard Sherman and Chris Clemons were left out.

12/27/2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Receiver Charles Clay #42 of the Miami Dolphins catches a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Seattle 24-21. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Defense Fails Seattle Seahawks In Another Last-Second Road Loss To Miami

Russell Wilson and Leon Washington were spectacular at Miami, but the defense gave up 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks fell to 1-5 on the road.

11/26/2012

Seattle Seahawks defense sacks Mark Sanchez

At 6-4, the Seahawks Are Right Where They Were Expected To Be

The Seattle Seahawks have lost a couple they could have won and won a couple they could have lost, rookie QB Russell Wilson has taken great strides, and the defense and running game have been every bit as strong as fans thought they would be.

11/19/2012

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Marshawn Lynch And Other Seattle Seahawks In Line For Pro Bowl

Among the other Seattle players having great seasons are punter Jon Ryan, safety Kam Chancellor and center Max Unger. Richard Sherman and Brandon Mebane are not getting the same recognition despite their own stellar seasons.

11/15/2012

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