Here's our take at what to look for when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the NFC championship game:

10 Key Facts: San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game Slideshow


10. House of Horrors

Yes, you know the number but it is worth repeating. In their past two visits to CenturyLink Field, Jim Harbaugh's 49ers have left on the short end of the scoreboard by a combined count of 71-16. San Francisco has totaled one touchdown and committed seven turnovers in their past two games at Seattle.


9. 30-Anything?

Notice anything interesting about the four NFC playoff games this season (two wild-card games, two divisional)? No team has scored 30 points in a game. The winners of those four contests scored 26 (Saints), 23 (49ers), 23 (Seahawks) and 23 (49ers) points. Looking for a shootout in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday? Good luck.


8. Memories

Although the 49ers are looking to make a second straight Super Bowl appearance, they haven’t hoisted the Lombardi Trophy since 1994. That season, quarterback Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in a 49-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXXIX. How long ago was that? Seattle was 6-10 and finished dead last the AFC West.


7. Boldin And The Beautiful

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin was a rookie with the Arizona Cardinals in 2003 and began his second decade in the NFL this season back in the NFC West with the 49ers. Now the physical wideout has chance to go to a third Super Bowl in six seasons with a third different team. Boldin played for the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII and won a title with the Baltimore Ravens this past February (XLVII).


6. No. 1 Twice

Last season, the Seahawks allowed the fewest points in the league for the first time in franchise history. And they enjoyed that distinction so much that they duplicated that feat in 2013, actually allowing fewer points this season (231) than in 2012 (245). Pete Carroll’s club also led the NFL in forcing turnovers (39). The last team to lead the league in points allowed and takeaways in the same season was the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, winners of Super Bowl XXXV.


5. Niners, Niners

The 49ers are looking to get back to the Super Bowl for a second straight season. The last time a team achieved that feat was 2003 and 2004, when the New England Patriots not only reached the Big Game twice but won it both times. San Francisco, in its third straight conference title game, is also looking to become the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to win the Super Bowl one season after losing it.


4. Take It Away Now

As we mentioned, the Seahawks forced a league-high 39 turnovers in 2013. And five of those takeaways came in their 29-3 win over the 49ers in Week 2 at Seattle. But can the Seahawks come up with a similar effort Sunday? In their other 17 games this season, including the playoff wins over the Packers and Panthers, the Niners have turned over the football just 14 times.


3. Tight End On The Loose

San Francisco’s Vernon Davis didn’t put up huge numbers last week in the team’s 23-10 win at Carolina. But his lone catch of the game resulted in a one-yard score. In seven postseason games, the former first-round pick has put up incredibly productive numbers, totaling 25 receptions for 584 yards (23.4 yards per reception) and seven touchdowns.


2. Visitors Welcome

If you include last week's playoff win over the Saints, the Seahawks are 16-1 in their past 17 home games dating back to 2012. Pete Carroll's club welcomes the Niners on Sunday, but keep in mind that the last three teams to host the NFC title game all lost. In 2010, the Packers beat the Bears at Soldier Field. One year later, San Francisco lost at home in overtime to the Giants and last season, the 49ers won at Atlanta.


1. Saved by Zero

Fact: There have been 30 shutouts in NFL postseason history. And it is also worth mentioning that more than half of those (16) have come in the championship round, both league and conference title games. Of course, the last time we saw a shutout in the playoffs at all was 2005, when the Panthers blanked the Giants, 23-0, in the NFC wild-card round.

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