If the Seahawks had beaten the Falcons in the 2012 Play-Offs but would have lost a hard fought battle in the NFC CG at Candlestick (which would have been very probable without Clemons)...
I think the 49ers would have been better prepared to face a tough, gritty, physical team (even if that persona was on its last legs) like the Ravens more so than after playing soft, finesse teams like the Packers and Falcons. ( In a way much like the Falcons made it a difficult game against the 49ers probably from playing the Seahawks the week before. In a sense)
So had the Seahawks actually beat ATL but didnt have enough to finish the 49ers (albiet 42-13), would the Superbowl played out different, would the 49ers be Superbowl 47 Champions, would thier fans finally have got to put thier elitist consending BS on the other hand?
Who knows but I do know it would have been a horrible nightmare because of those 49er fans. Its funny too because Niner nation on social networks are already fed up with Seahawks fans relishing thier first, when we know they would have been 6 times worst in trashtalk and 10 times more annoying to every other fanbase.
But not to make it more about the 49ers, Im so thankful that the Seahawks did finally finish what the Division couldnt in 4 other chances since 2001 and thats win a Superbowl.
On a side note, Im also thankful that the NFC West transformed it self from NFLs Worst to NFLs Best, nobody in the league wants to play the iron cladded West division.
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