Many of San Francisco's players know the feeling of playing in such a big game.
For defensive tackle
"Everybody is a rival," he said. "The biggest was USC or Michigan... (But) it's different. College is more pageantry and the student body. Pro is a little more regional."
Speaking of, 49ers outside linebacker
"It was a big game," Smith said. "It's a big rivalry."
But perhaps the fans weren't as vociferous in the Midwest as they were down south. 49ers rookie quarterback
"That was the loudest game I've been a part of," he said.
What's he expecting in Seattle on Sunday?
"I knew (about Qualcomm) when I was in college," he said. "I haven't been there, but just hearing about how loud it is, I assume it will be the same way this weekend."
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Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle re-traced the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee invited comparisons between Russell Wilson and B.J. Daniels.
John McTigue of ESPN.com noted how both the 49ers and the Seahawks are “powered” by the same scheme.
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