As I type this, shortly before 9 a.m., it’s full-on football weather here in Seattle, the rain falling hard.
Here are a few links to get you ready, and keep you warm, until then. …
— Times columnist Larry Stone sets up today’s game;
— My preview story sets up some of what to look for tonight;
— Here are a few more things to watch for tonight;
— In my NFL column I looked at some other big home games in Seahawks’ history;
— Seahawks.com also breaks down the game;
— NFL.com debates which defense tonight is more dominant;
— ESPN.com cites four areas where the Seahawks need to improve tonight;
— The San Francisco Chronicle says to expect a physical battle;
— The Sacramento Bee writes that Anquan Boldin adds more physicality to this matchup;
— The Bee also sets up the 49ers’ game plan;
— The San Jose Mercury News details how the heat has been turned up on the rivalry;
— A Mercury News columnist channels Frasier Crane to make his pick of the 49ers;
— Pro Football Talk reminds us that it’s Pete Carroll’s birthday today;
— John Clayton notes how most offenses dominated in week one.