The San Francisco 49ers need one win to clinch their second straight NFC West title.
Getting that done this week will mean doing something no other team has this season - winning in Seattle.
The 49ers' top-ranked scoring defense could be in for a major test Sunday night when the high-scoring Seahawks will try to clinch their second playoff berth in three seasons and stay in the West race.
San Francisco (10-3-1) could have found itself in danger of letting the division lead slip away in Seattle after the Seahawks ripped Buffalo 50-17 at Toronto on Sunday, but instead turned in an impressive performance in their first of back-to-back prime-time contests. The 49ers built a 28-point lead at New England and hung on for a 41-34 win over the AFC East champs, clinching a playoff berth.
"Our team has now hung in in a lot of big-time pressure games,'' said coach Jim Harbaugh, whose team is in the driver's seat over 10-4 Green Bay for the NFC's No. 2 seed. "They've overcome adversity. They...