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San Francisco looks to remain undefeated against Wilson, Seattle

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The San Francisco 49ers are the NFL’s last undefeated team, while Russell Wilson is making a very strong case for MVP consideration in Seattle.

Something in the NFC West is about to give.

The 49ers (8-0) have home-field advantage Monday night and have had 10 days to prepare for Seattle (7-2) in the first of two divisional showdowns between the teams this season.

The Seahawks get to wrap up the season hosting San Francisco on Dec. 29. They’ve already lost twice at home, making a road win now even more crucial in the NFC West.

The Seahawks maybe, just maybe, got caught looking ahead last week when Tampa Bay forced them to overtime before Wilson finished off the win with his fifth touchdown pass.

The 49ers just moved to No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll, with the Seahawks not all that far behind at No. 5. The Niners will counter with Jimmy Garoppolo and a very stingy defense. They’re favored by six at home despite having lost nine of the last 10 in this series.

Staying undefeated in the NFL this late in the season isn’t easy. Just ask the Patriots.

Teresa M. Walker covers sports for The Associated Press.

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