This Sunday's NFC Championship Game couldn't possibly feature better storylines.
The San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks features two coaches with incredible animosity toward one another. Now, they are leading their talented teams from the NFC West into the ultimate grudge match, with a Super Bowl XLVIII berth on the line. The No. 1 and No. 3 scoring defenses in the NFL will both be on display against physical, run-oriented offenses in a battle that could turn into a blood bath at CenturyLink Field.
This should be outstanding cinema for those in love with hard-nosed, old-school football. Which team will take advantage of this rare opportunity and punch a ticket for New Jersey?
Both teams are well-coached and play very similar styles, so this will clearly be a game dictated by match-ups. Seattle will enjoy playing on its home turf for the final time this season and hopes to leave town on a winning note, but the 49ers have their sights set on returning to the Big Game after falling just short against the Baltimore Ravens last February.
With no distinct advantages for either team, from a player standpoint, here's a look at four critical questions that should have the most impact on whom leaves the field victorious and whom falls just short of earning a chance to play for the coveted Lombardi Trophy.http://www.football.com/en-us/burning-questions-49ers-seahawks/