They clashed at both the college and the pro levels but now that Jim Harbaugh has left the 49ers and the NFC West, it appears he will not be missed by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen has just eight wins in 35 games leading the Silver & Black. With the team’s Week Four matchup in London against the Miami Dolphins suddenly looking like a winnable game, it’s natural to ask if losing this one in front of an international audience will cost Allen his job with the team.
The Seattle Seahawks have been fined $300,000 and forced to forfeit two days of 2015 offseason practice for allowing too much contact during workouts earlier this year.
When you win the Super Bowl, there isn’t much to complain about as far as overall team performance is concerned. But here is a look back at what the Seahawks excelled at and aspects of their game that they will need to tighten up next season.
Lost amid the escalating rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers is the fact that the man who guided the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl crown was born right here in the city by the bay. If his postgame comments are any indication, he doesn’t plan on taking it easy on the hometown team in the near future.
Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time.
The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
The Seahawks-49ers rivalry might just be the best in the country as the teams prepare for Sunday’s NFC Championship game in Seattle. “They play every year, and they play every year two times, at home and home, and you develop history,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
If you’ve taken a moment to browse online comments related to this weekend’s San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship matchup you know one thing, this is very personal for fans of on both sides. Unlike the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, which has aged like a fine wine over decades of competition and the move west from New York, this rivalry’s origins are far less apparent.