Powerhouse Seahawks, 49ers also NFC's youngest teams

Colin Kaepernick is one of the youngest quarterbacks in the NFL. (BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters)

Colin Kaepernick is one of the youngest quarterbacks in the NFL. (BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:28 PM ET

If the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks aren't scary enough already, mull this one.

In the NFC, no teams are younger, less experienced or have fewer players age 30 and over.

The Seahawks, in fact, are the youngest team in the NFL and, along with the Cleveland Browns, have the most first-year players on their 53-man roster (15, or 28%), according to an analysis of opening-day rosters released by the NFL.

Holy hell, Seattle and San Fran aren't going anywhere, folks.

The two NFC West powerhouses meet Sunday night in Seattle, in one of the league's juiciest early-season showdowns.

Two old-school, smashmouth teams. With big, fast, ferocious defences. With running backs, blockers and tacklers alike who crave slobber-knocking contact.

And yet both squads work in cutting-edge offensive schemes, operated by two of the NFL's youngest, smartest, exciting, most versatile quarterbacks -- San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Seattle's Russell Wilson.

We asked Gil Brandt, one of the most respected NFL insiders and observers, if he could recall any time when two teams so young, were so good.


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