Before getting to the links, here’s my pick for Sunday’s game as published in the paper:
Seahawks 21, 49ers 16: Seattle enters a game as a Vegas underdog for the first, and probably only, time during the regular season. And this is a tough venue and a tough turnaround from Monday night. But Seattle seems to know how to defend the 49ers, and Russell Wilson will make enough plays to win it.
And hey, I’m 11-1 on my picks this season, same as the Seahawks. The Seahawks are hot, and for now I’m riding the hot hand.
As for some gameday links, here you go. ..
— Here’s my preview of the game and a look at the stakes at hand;
— The Sunday NFL column looks at the case to be made for Russell Wilson as the NFL MVP;
— Here’s Jayson Jenks’ weekly look at the NFC West;
— Seahawks.com with five matchups to watch Sunday;
— Seahawks.com also notes it’s Seattle’s last visit to Candlestick;
— The New York Times says Wilson is a QB on the rise;
— USA Today’s experts are 4-3 in favor of the Seahawks winning;
— NFL.com reports Vernon Davis says Michael Crabtree will impact the Seattle defense;
— ESPN.com says it’s time for the 49ers to send a message;
— USA Today wonders if Colin Kaepernick can finally beat the Seahawks;
— The San Jose Mercury News says it would be a signature win for the 49ers;
— The Sacramento Bee details the 49ers’ gameplan today;
— Interesting story here on the New Jersey-New York battle over the Super Bowl.