For Alex Smith and the 49ers, the Seahawks are Always Special

Posted: 4th December 2009 by Michael Erler in NFL
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The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks have only been division-mates for the past eight years, yet for some odd reason, whenever anything seminal has happened to the red and gold of late, Seattle has been directly involved. Take for example, 49ers coach Mike Singletary's maiden voyage into the murky waters of Figurehead Lagoon. It came on October 26, 2008 against the Seahawks. Seattle was a decrepit outfit back then, decimated by injuriesùmuch as they are nowùand off to a 1-5 start. The 49ers were no great team themselves at 2-5, but they had just fired the man everyone thought was the problem, coach Mike Nolan, and the Seahawks at Candlestick seemed like the perfect foils to get the Singletary Era off to a rousing start. Well, "Coach Sing" made the day memorable all right, but ...

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