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SANTA CLARA -- Coach Jim Harbaugh expects 49ers fans at Candlestick Park to be fired up for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The 49ers have won two consecutive NFC West titles. This season, the Seahawks own a three-game lead with four games remaining. The 49ers have experienced difficulty coping with the crowd noise in Seattle the past two seasons. The 49ers have lost consecutive games in Seattle – in December of last season and in Week 2 – by a combined score of 71-16.
Now, the 49ers have the Seahawks back for the teams’ final meeting at Candlestick Park. Seattle has not beaten the 49ers at Candlestick Park since 2008, and Harbaugh expects the home fans to generate plenty of noise worthy of a special occasion.
“If this doesn't fire up the fans, then what does?” Harbaugh said. “Abraham Lincoln riding across the field in a frock and a top hat, riding a horse and waving an American flag? I doubt that would fire them up if this game doesn't fire them up. People who really love football would be fired up by this matchup.”