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Seattle Seahawks

RECORD: 14-3, NFC West champions

COACH: Pete Carroll; 75-61 overall at New England and Seattle; 4-4 in playoffs since hired in 2010

CURRENT WINNING STREAK: Two games

LAST SIX GAMES VS. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

--Dec. 8, 2013: 49ers 19-17 (at San Francisco)

--Sept. 15, 2013: Seahawks 29-3 (at Seattle)

--Dec. 23, 2012: Seahawks 42-13 (at Seattle)

--Oct. 18, 2012: 49ers 13-6 (at San Francisco)

--Dec. 24, 2011: 49ers 19-17 (at Seattle)

--Sept. 11, 2011: 49ers 33-17 (at San Francisco)

PLAYOFF HISTORY: 13-10 all-time. The Seahawks won the NFC in 2005, beating the Carolina Panthers to advance to Super Bowl XL, a 21-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field in Detroit. Seattle's only other conference championship game appearance was in 1983, a loss at the Los Angeles Raiders (30-14). The Seahawks lost at Atlanta in the divisional playoffs, 30-28, in January 2013. Seattle also lost in the divison round in 2010 at Chicago, 35-24 and at Green Bay in 2007 (42-20).

2013 REGULAR SEASON RANKINGS

Offense: 17th (339 yards per game)

Scoring: 8th - tie (26.1 points per game)

Passing: 24th (202.3 yards per game)

Rushing: 6th (136.8 yards per game)

Defense: 1st (273.6 ypg)

Scoring: 1st (14.4 ppg)

Passing: 1st (172 ypg)

Rushing: 7th (101.6 ypg)

Sacks: 43 (Michael Bennett, 8.5)

San Francisco 49ers

RECORD: 14-4

COACH: Jim Harbaugh; 41-13 overall, 5-2 in playoffs since hired in 2011

STREAK: Eight games (last loss, Nov. 17, 23-20 at New Orleans)

PLAYOFF HISTORY: For the third straight season, the 49ers are in the conference championship game. The 49ers won at Atlanta in January 2013 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. The 49ers have six total Super Bowl appearances (5-1) and a 30-20 playoff record.

LAST SIX GAMES VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

--Dec. 8, 2013: 49ers 19-17 (at San Francisco)

--Sept. 15, 2013: Seahawks 29-3 (at Seattle)

--Dec. 23, 2012: Seahawks 42-13 (at Seattle)

--Oct. 18, 2012: 49ers 13-6 (at San Francisco)

--Dec. 24, 2011: 49ers 19-17 (at Seattle)

--Sept. 11, 2011: 49ers 33-17 (at San Francisco)

2013 REGULAR SEASON RANKINGS

Offense: 24th (323.8 yards per game)

Scoring: 11th (25.4 points per game)

Passing: 30th (186.2 yards per game)

Rushing: 3rd (137.6 yards per game)

Defense: 5th (316.9 ypg)

Scoring: 3rd (17 ppg)

Passing: 7th (172 ypg)

Rushing: 4th (95.9 ypg)

Sacks: 38 (Ahmad Brooks, 8.5)
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