Seattle Has A Little San Francisco Problem

Seattle has "stray-dog complex" when it comes to S.F.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 8:13 PM PDT
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Reality Check: 49ers Chances of Winning in Seattle

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Reality Check: 49ers Chances of Winning in Seattle

In this edition of Reality Check Sam Brock peels back the numbers to see if the facts support the unsettling claim the 49ers will not win in Seattle.
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San Francisco and Seattle didn't get off to a great start -- S.F. shipped its dirt north to fill in Seattle's harbor, then took Washington's lumber south to build its gilded mansions.

"In a way, we began as San Francisco's dump," wrote Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat.

And it hasn't gotten much better since.

Seattle's got "stray-dog complex," according to the newspaper, a way of running second-best that's lasted from Gold Rush days to the World's Fairs in the 20th century to today's sports rivalry.

Though the 49ers and Seahawks have been closely-matched, there's only a few numbers that matter to some people: like five. And two -- and zero.

(That'd be five 49ers titles, two for the Giants, and none for Mariners, Seahawks or Superso -- oops).

So will a win Sunday be enough to stop all of Northern California Kaepernicking through the Pacific Northwest rain and fog? At least for a day.

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