It's Round 3 for the 49ers and Seahawks.
Seattle blew out San Francisco and in the first meeting with the 49ers getting even the second time around. Now it's not only time to decide the season series, but to figure out which team will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Both teams feature strong defenses that don't have any weaknesses. The Seahawks' defense will look to force Colin Kaepernick into playing like he did before midseason, when he began to turn his year around with better play. San Francisco will hope to contain Marshawn Lynch from breaking off some big runs.
It should be an exciting game with a lot of physicality, one Ravens fans can all identify with.
Here's how you can watch and follow Sunday's NFC Championship:
Date: January 19
Game time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Odds: Seahawks are 3.5-point favorites
Location: Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington
Online streaming: Fox Sports
SB Nation blogs: Niners Nation and Field Gulls
Rooting guide: For starters, John Harbaugh's brother, Jim, coaches the 49ers. Anquan Boldin, a former Raven, has been a standout on offense for them all year. But either way, you can't go wrong. The Seahawks are a fun team to watch with Russell Wilson at quarterback. The offense could have been more exciting if Percy Harvin was available this year, though Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate have stepped up all year. If you're undecided, it's probably best to stick with the Harbaugh family on this one.
What happens?: Only Arizona was able to beat Seattle at home this year, though that would make it apparent that the 49ers, another NFC West rival, would be able to get the job done. San Francisco is playing its best football, and Frank Gore will be looking to break out against this stingy front seven. But Seattle's defense is too strong in the back end and will be able to limit Kaepernick's plays downfield. Prediction: Seahawks 24, 49ers: 23