(NEW YORK) — With only two weeks remaining, they’re preparing for a battle. The Seattle Seahawks (9-5) will host the San Francisco 49ers (10-3) with the NFC West on the line Sunday night.
It’s a must win situation for the Seahawks either way, holding onto the fifth spot in the NFC wild card spot with four other teams (Giants, Redskins, Bears, and Vikings) one game behind them. The Seahawks are 6-0 at home this season.
“You know it will be war and there will be some great plays out there and the key is just protecting the football and making the right decisions at the right time,” said Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson told ESPN.
“Obviously it’s one of the biggest games of our season. It helps us get into the playoffs and a lot of other great things to come,” he said. “This game’s a championship game and we’re going to have to play like it.”
Wilson has thrown for 2,697 yards with 21 touchdowns and has a quarterback rating of 68.7. The 49ers are 5-2 on the road and are coming off a thrilling 41-34 win over the Patriots.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN