It’s Round 3 with the 49ers for a spot in the Super Bowl

Staff writerJanuary 12, 2014 

Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) leaps to tackle Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (center) during the third quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

BOB DONNAN — USA Today Sports

San Francisco is coming back to Seattle. It seemed inevitable.

The 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers, 23-10, today and will face the Seahawks in the NFC title game Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks pounded the 49ers 29-3 in a Week 2 matchup at CenturyLink Field. The 49ers countered with a 19-17 Week 14 win, in which the Seahawks failed to hold a late lead.

Repeatedly asked in the lockerroom Saturday, Seattle players said they didn’t have a preference of opponent for Sunday. More so just a warning.

“Whoever is coming here, just be ready to play because we damn sure will be,” Red Bryant said.

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