The NFC championship is probably the fiercest rivalry in the NFL right now. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks hate each other on multiple levels. Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have been butting heads since coaching in college, with that weird "what's your deal" moment.
And, of course, these are two division rivals facing off for the third time this season. The two teams went 1-1 in the regular season, each winning their home game -- which should give the Seahawks an edge in this game.
Neither team is particularly likable, though, even if they're very successful. Which makes deciding on a rooting interest a little difficult. Do you go for smug Pete Carroll with trash-talking Richard Sherman, or do you prefer temper-tantrum-Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick the lightning rod? Which team will you root for?
San Francisco 49ers (5) vs. Seattle Seahawks (1)
Date: Sunday, January 19
Game time: 6:30 PM ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Online streaming: Fox Sports
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