While John Madden was glad the 49ers were able to handle Seattle’s deafening crowd levels, he saw trouble early on.
In two games, the Seahawks’ swarming defense has surrendered only 10 points, shutting down Carolina and San Francisco. They’ve made Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick look confused, created game-changing turnovers and shown just how much fun it is making the game miserable for others.
Everybody involved knows the NFC West will likely come down to these two nemeses when this season’s all said and done, with a pair of dynamic young quarterbacks leading the way.
Three years after the NFC West became known as the NFC Worst, this just might be the NFL’s tightest and most talented division. “We’re going to be good. We’re going to be fine,” 49ers running back Frank Gore said. “Everybody in our division, we know what they are.”
The most attractive game on this year’s NFL schedule is so good the league will play it twice, and, no, it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning, Baltimore, Sean Payton or the Atlanta Falcons.