Staff picks: How our reporters see it


  • Todd Dybas, Seahawks reporter: Russell Wilson vs. the 49ers’ secondary as an advantage for the Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick vs. the Seahawks’ secondary as the biggest disadvantage in the game. No mistakes, plus a big play in the air from Wilson. Two picks for Kaepernick. Seahawks 27, 49ers 17
  • Dave Boling, columnist: The 12th Man makes a difference in a classic battle. Seahawks 19, 49ers 17
  • John McGrath, columnist: 49ers coming into Seattle as the best team in football, but the Seahawks have the best home-crowd advantage in sports right now. Seahawks 23, 49ers 20
  • Don Ruiz, staff writer: They were very even teams when they played at Candlestick Park. But this game is in Seattle, and they haven’t been close to even there. Seahawks 26, 49ers 10
  • Darrin Beene, sports editor: Back in August, I picked a San Francisco-Denver Super Bowl. Can’t stop now. 49ers 20, Seahawks 9