(RENTON, Wash.) -- The San Francisco 49ers are the only thing that stands in the way of a Super Bowl berth for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The NFC West rivals split their games against each other this season, with each team winning at home.
"There's no love lost and there's no love found," the Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said on Wednesday. "I don't know if there's going to be handshakes after this one. It's going to be intense and it's going to be physical."
Sherman played for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh when he was a coach at Stanford; he was asked if he has any hard feelings towards his rivals.
"I don't hate anyone," Sherman said. "But passion, definitely. There'll be dislike, strong dislike. It's playoff football, so there'll be a lot of intensity, anyway, even if we weren't two teams very familiar with each other. But there's going to be a lot of chippiness in a hard-fought game. The two best teams in the NFC are the ones that are here."
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