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MATCHUP TO WATCH
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick vs. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas
Every opponent this season has dared Kaepernick to beat it through the air. The Seahawks will be more brazen than most by dropping strong safety Kam Chancellor deep into the box to the point where he will be like an extra linebacker. It will be up to Thomas, one of the top safeties in the league, to stop anything deep. This strategy, coupled with aggressive man-to-man coverage by the Seattle cornerbacks, has flummoxed Kaepernick in the last two meetings. Still, he has a better group of receivers than at any time in the past.
THREE KEYS TO GAME