Despite being a five seed, it is not a huge surprise that the San Francisco 49ers have returned to the NFC Championship for the third straight year. Underdogs for the first time this postseason, can Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers get another road win to return to the Super Bowl? To do so, they’ll have to beat a Seattle team that has been nearly unbeatable at home with Russell Wilson at quarterback. These two young, dual-threat signal callers go head-to-head on Sunday.
Tale of the tape
NFC Championship Tale Of The Tape: Colin Kaepernick Vs. Russell Wilson
|6’4”, 230 pounds||Size||5’11”, 206 pounds|
|4.53 seconds||40-Yard Dash Time||4.55 seconds|
|Round 2, Pick 36 (2011)||Drafted (NFL)||Round 3, Pick 75 (2012)|
|Round 43, Pick 1310 (2009)||Drafted (MLB)||Round 41, Pick 1222 (2007)|
|3,197 yards, 25 TDs (total), 8 interceptions||Regular Season Stats (2013)||3,357 yards, 27 TDs (total), 9 interceptions|
|Kissing bicep||Touchdown Celebration||Understated|
|Appeared on GQ cover in September, exposing elaborate chest tattoos||Off-Field Notoriety||Name-dropped by Eminem in hit song “Monster”|
|501,159 (@Kaepernick7)||Twitter Followers||510,666 (@DangeRussWilson)|
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