This, that and the other thing:
It’s a two-team race for the NFC representative at the Super Bowl.
That message was delivered Sunday by the 49ers in a 19-17 victory over the Seahawks at Candlestick Park. Yes, the road to the Super Bowl may still go through Seattle, but it’s San Francisco that will go toe-to-toe with the Seahawks in a third and deciding game next month.
While many experts believed Seattle was in top form, the 49ers proved otherwise. San Francisco, refusing to be bullied by the bully, left Seattle grasping for excuses when it was over.
The last team to beat the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle was the 49ers on Christmas Eve, 2011. To reach the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, they’ll have to do it again.
While it remains to be seen how well Gay fits in with the Kings and if he can help them improve, one thing is certain: General manager Pete D’Alessandro isn’t afraid to make changes. Most of the 2012-13 roster is gone, and for good reason.
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