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NFL Capsule: 49ers at Seahawks

NFL Capsule: 49ers at Seahawks

SAN FRANCISCO (10-3-1) At SEATTLE (9-5)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 9-5; Seattle 10-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 14-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Seahawks No. 7

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Seahawks 13-6, Oct. 18

LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Patriots 41-34; Seahawks beat Bills 50-17

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (2), PASS (26)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (5)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (27)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (10), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game flexed into prime time by NFL. Will be sixth prime-time game this season for 49ers and second for Seahawks. ... 49ers clinch second straight NFC West title with win. They have not won consecutive division titles since 1994 and '95. ... Seahawks clinch at least wild-card berth with victory and keep alive hopes of division title. ... 49ers have won last four in series, including 13-6 in October in San Francisco. ... 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh 3-0 against Seattle coach Pete Carroll in NFL. ... QB Colin Kaepernick's four TD passes last week vs. New England was career-high and most for any San Francisco QB since 2003. ... Since becoming starter, Kaepernick 4-1 with seven TD passes, two interceptions and QB rating of 104.4. ... RB Frank Gore has not reached 100-yard mark since victory over Seattle when he had 131 yards. ... WR Michael Crabtree has 23 receptions for 301 yards past three games. ... TE Vernon Davis held without catch in first game vs. Seattle. Was first time since 2008 Davis went without reception. ... 49ers lead NFL in scoring defense giving up 15.57 points per game. Seahawks No. 2 at 15.64. ... DE Justin Smith has left elbow injury suffered against New England. Harbaugh believes he'll play. Smith has streak of 185 consecutive starts. ... LB Aldon Smith tied for NFL lead with 19 1/2 sacks, three shy of NFL record. Smith held without sack last week vs. New England for first time since Week 6. Smith's 29 sacks in first two seasons third most in NFL history behind Reggie White and Derrick Thomas. .... Seahawks coming off consecutive outbursts of 50 or more points (58-0 vs. Arizona and 50-17 at Buffalo), becoming first team since 1950 to reach half-century mark in consecutive games. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and franchise-record 92 yards in win over Buffalo. ... Win on Sunday would give Wilson seven home wins as rookie starter, matching Ben Roethlisberger for most home victories by rookie QB. ... RB Marshawn Lynch has 241 yards rushing on 21 carries past two games. ... Lynch second in NFL in yards rushing with 1,379. ... Seattle's offense ranked 30th in league after losing to 49ers in Week 7. Has risen to 16th this week.

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The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

Thanks to his illustrious career at Miami, Sean Taylor caught the eyes of Joe Gibbs and the Redskins heading into the 2004 NFL Draft.

Not surprisingly, though, Washington wasn't the only franchise interested in adding a do-it-all, safety-in-a-linebacker's-body prospect to their defense.

In a terrific look-back at that draft from Sports Illustrated — a draft in which a record six Miami products went in the first 21 picks — you'll find this excerpt:

But at the last minute, the Browns, owners of the No. 7 pick, called asking to trade up. Butch Davis, Cleveland’s coach and EVP, had previously been the head coach at Miami and had recruited all six of these Hurricane prospects out of high school...

[Vinny] Cerrato says the Browns were coming for Taylor. Davis is more diplomatic about it: “It was probably about 60-40 that we would’ve taken Sean [over Winslow],” he says. He wanted to know what it’d cost to get Taylor. But Washington wasn’t budging. “There was no interest whatsoever,” Cerrato says. “We wanted Sean Taylor.”

Cleveland also reportedly contacted the Giants about their fourth overall selection so they could skip the 'Skins entirely, but New York ended up orchestrating their own deal to land Eli Manning.

Fortunately, the Burgundy and Gold stayed in place and got Taylor despite the calls. Often times, trading back in the draft is an attractive option. This time around, however, that option paled in comparison to the opportunity to acquire Taylor.

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2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

Were the countless mock drafts not enough? Do you need a little more explanation before the nail-biter that is Round 1? NBC Sports has you covered.

Representatives from every branch of the NBC Sports Regional Network will be breaking down the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25th just hours before one of the most anticipated and nerve-wracking shows in all of sports. Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, experts and insiders will preview Round 1 and the draft needs of their network's respective teams.

So obviously, we've got Redskins insider JP Finlay on set and ready to discuss what's in store for the 2019 Burgundy and Gold.

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The special will be available exclusively on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App. If you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

How to watch NBC Sports's 2019 Draft Preview Live Stream

When: Thursday, April 25th

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Who: JP Finlay and team-specific NFL experts across the Regional Sports Network

Steam: MyTeams App

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