This week's match-up pits the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff at CenturyLink Field in Seattle is scheduled for 8:20pm ET (09/15).
This year, both teams are expected to contend for an NFC Championship, though San Francisco is out to a more impressive start. With their win over the Packers, the 49ers demonstrated that they haven't lost a stride since their trip to the Super Bowl last season. Though they came away with a victory, the Seahawks' offense struggled to just 12 points in Week 1 against the Panthers.
But this budding rivalry is one for which experts will tritely "throw the stats away." The dislike between the head coaches, the dominance of both defenses and the stellar play of each team's young quarterback has made this match-up one of the best in the league.