The (1-3) Seattle Seahawks are hoping a national television audience can give them the emotional lift they need to topple the National Football Conferences Western Division leader.
The (3-1) San Francisco 49ers come marching into Seahawk Stadium with a swagger and a chip on their shoulders after blowing out the Saint Louis Rams 37 to 13.
Seahawk Head Coach Mike Holmgren believes his team will be ready for the big game against the 49ers;
"They are a class organization, they have a winning tradition, when you play a team like that, you want to put your best foot forward. They believe every time they step on the field that they are going to win the game." Holmgren said.
If the Seahawks are going to have any success against the 49ers they will have to stop the leagues 5th ranked rushing offense.
49er running back Garrison Hearst lead the team with 258 rushing yards on 49 attempts.
Seattle owns the worst defense in the NFC in terms of yards per carry, allowing an average of 5.3 yards. The Seahawks also give up a conference-worst 189 rushing yards per game.
Coach Mike Holmgren says his team will have to play with some passion; "We have to be disciplined, we need to play as a unit. You need to play with some aggressiveness and wildness and still be disciplined" Holmgren said when asked about stopping the 49ers running game.
Although they have not played like it, the 49ers have two Pro Bowl players on offense.
Quarterback Jeff Garcia and Wide Receive Terrell Owens.
Owens leads the team with 258 receiving yards while Garcia has completed 71 passes for 669 yards.
Coach Mike Holmgren hopes a Home game on Monday Night will give his team an added lift; "For us it's a big deal, a home Monday night game, first time in ten years, The weather is supposed to be nice, the stadium is good and I am hoping for a natural lift for the players."