NFC Championship Game
San Francisco possesses a fast defense; their ends are fast, their linebackers are fast and despite not having the All-Pro secondary the Seahawks boast, they, too, can run and cover ground. Giving them more ground to cover is large advantage to Wilson and the Seahawks.
As the Seahawks head into Sunday’s NFC championship game against San Francisco, Brandon Mebane has the most seniority of the four players still on Seattle’s roster from before the arrival of head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.
After so many seasons of trying to insulate his teams from the noise on the outside and shield players from nosey media, Mike Holmgren now finds himself on the other side. He may be a coach with Hall of Fame credentials, but he’s simply a fan, observer and part-time member of the media when it comes to Sunday’s NFC championship game between Seattle and San Francisco, two franchises he knows quite well.
The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.