49er Faithful gather to send team off to Seattle Battle of the Bays San Francisco 49ers fans get tattoos

The 49ers take an 8-game winning streak into Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks in Seattle. After coming within five yards of winning the Super Bowl last year, the Niners are driven to win it all this season. Two young up-and-coming quarterbacks, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, will have their third matchup this season in loud CenturyLink Field.

With emotions running high, the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers will be an intense one.

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said, "There's no question there's a lot of hostility between us, but at the end of the day they're another football team so there's always going to be dislikes."

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has historically been the most vocal about the 49ers.

"There's no love lost, there's no love found. That's how I characterize it. I mean, it's going to be intense, it's going to be physical. I don't know if there are going to be handshakes after this one," said Sherman.

This will be a tight, defensive struggle and the Bay Area is ready to find out who will represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVIII!


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BATTLE OF THE BAYS
In the spirit of the intense competition, we've challenged the ABC station in Seattle to see who has the greatest fans. We know the #49ers are going to beat the Seahawks on the field this weekend, so let's beat them on Facebook, too! Let all of Seattle know WHO'S GOT IT BETTER THAN US? NOBODY!!!

The station with the most likes on this post wins, so CLICK LIKE and then share it with your friends to help us win the #BattleOfTheBays!

Keep an eye on the competition! Check out KOMO News' post to see how they're doing: http://abc7ne.ws/1m2Nvi1
>> BEAT SEATTLE!


49ER BAY AREA PRIDE
Fans have been going all out for the 49ers and it shows. Check out all of the photos that have been coming in!
>> SEE PHOTOS: 49ER PRIDE
>> SEE PHOTOS: 49ER BABIES
>> SEE PHOTOS: 49ER PETS
>> SEE PHOTOS: 49ER FAMILIES


TRASH-TALKING
The Seahawks and 49ers have a strong rivalry going on -- both on and off the field. Some devoted fans went the extra mile in sending strong messages to competition prior to the NFC Championship game. Sometimes, the story is best told through team enthusiasts:
>> STORIFY: SEE WHAT FANS ARE SAYING
>> FACEBOOK: SAY SOMETHING!


VERNON'S VIEW
Relive the entire season through the eyes of TE Vernon Davis! ABC7 has talked to vernon Davis after almost EVERY SINGLE game this season. Check it out!
>> VERNON'S VIEW

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