Extra Point: Significance of 49ers Victory over Seahawks

Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers won a hard fought game over the Seattle Seahawks. Having lost to them earlier this season, this win holds a special meaning for the Niners. It could be a turning point for San Fran as the season comes to a close.

 

There is no question that if the 49ers want to get anywhere close to a Super Bowl appearance, they must go through the Seahawks at some point. Being in their same division, the battle for first place has begun in the NFC West. With this win, San Francisco is only two games back in the division, certainly an attainable goal with a few weeks left in the season.

 

More than anything, this win give the Niners confidence moving forward. In the past couple of year, the Seahawks have been a really tough team to handle, and have many times beaten the 49ers. Though San Francisco has beaten them before, this win at this time is a huge confidence boost. They will use this momentum as the push through the end of the regular season and hopefully the playoffs.