Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2004 8:40 AM EDT
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SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Now that the Seattle Seahawks have figured out how to win on the road, they will look to continue their home dominance.

The Seahawks become the final team in the NFC to play a home game Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Last season, the Seahawks went 8-0 at Qwest Field while winning just twice in eight road contests.

But with coach Mike Holmgren expected to have his best team in five years, the Seahawks opened the season with road victories over New Orleans and Tampa Bay.

Holmgren has to be pleased with his defense, which has allowed just one touchdown this season under coordinator Ray Rhodes. Seattle gave up just two field goals in last week's 10-6 victory over Tampa Bay.

The Seahawks were able to win last week despite struggling offensively. They managed just 182 total yards and nine first downs.

Seattle won both meetings from San Francisco last season, including a 24-17 victory in the regular-season finale that secured a playoff spot.

The Seahawks are looking to start 3-0 for the first time since 1998. They went 8-8 that season and missed the playoffs.

While the Seahawks are off to a fast start, the Niners have dropped their first two games and are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1998.

Making his first career start, Ken Dorsey completed 18-of-32 passes for 205 yards and an interception in a 30-27 loss at New Orleans. He again is expected to start in place of Tim Rattay , who is sidelined with a shoulder injury.

San Francisco has dropped its two games by a combined five points.

Niners coach Dennis Erickson coached the Seahawks from 1995-98, going 31-33, before being replaced by Holmgren.

Holmgren also has ties with the 49ers. He was an assistant coach with San Francisco from 1986-91 and was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams.

Matchup to watch: Seahawks right end Grant Wistrom , who had seven tackles and two sacks last week, vs. left tackle Kwame Harris , a first-round pick in 2003.

Series: San Francisco leads the series, 6-4.

Next week: San Francisco hosts St. Louis, October 3 Seattle has its bye


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