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49ers crank up the music to prepare for Seattle Sunday Night Football crowd

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The 49ers do not plan on changing much as they prepare to head to Seattle to play Sunday night in one of the NFL’s loudest venues. When asked about his week of preparation, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh described it as “very similar to how we prepare for all road games.”

Will the expected crowd noise force the 49ers to limit what they plan to do on offense? “We strive hard not to,” Harbaugh said.

The 49ers practiced Wednesday with speakers blaring out music -- from bands such as The Black Keys and MGMT -- to make verbal communication nearly impossible. It sounded as if the music was cranked up louder than usual for the early season NFC West showdown.

The idea is to simulate the environment they will face against the Seahawks in the nationally televised game. “It’s very loud,” Harbaugh said. “They do a very good job of bringing a lot of noise up there. And not to compare it to anywhere else, but it’s right up there.”

The 49ers’ offense had difficulty on five snaps in the opener on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers with getting the snap off in time. They called four timeouts with the play clock winding down and were penalized once for delay of game. And that was during a home game.

- Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area

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