It's officially Seahawks week for the 49ers, and George Kittle had an honest assessment of how the 12s feel about the Niners.
The San Francisco 49ers are going to face the Seattle Seahawks twice over the next three weeks, and it's fitting for head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad to travel north for the road game in front of a national audience on Thanksgiving for a special edition of Thursday Night Football.
Back in 2014, the Hawks did the Niners a disservice by beating the red and gold at Levi's Stadium on turkey day, a date that's not fondly remembered by San Francisco fans.
Now, the 49ers have a chance to return the favor nearly 10 years later.
Granted, the rivalry between these two NFC West foes might not be quite as intense as it was 10 years ago, and nearly all the names have changed since the Niners and Hawks were must-watch football across the NFL.
The fans, however, have remained. And, as far as Seattle fans go, they still hate San Francisco.
Just ask tight end George Kittle.
George Kittle admits there's no love lost between 49ers, Seahawks fans
In the wake of the 49ers' Week 11 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kittle was asked about the forthcoming primetime matchup with the Hawks, who lost their Week 11 bout against the Los Angeles Rams to fall a full game behind the Niners in the divisional standings.
Needless to say, Kittle is excited to play up at Lumen Field in Seattle.
"Very excited about Thursday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks," Kittle said. "All that means is Seattle's going to be a little angry and it's going to be a great game up there. It's one of my favorite atmospheres and places to play.
"They absolutely hate us, and what a great fan base to absolutely hate us. It's really fun. It's going to be an exciting game and we have to go up there and get a win."
The Niners won all three games against the Seahawks last season, including the Wild Card victory in Round 1 of the playoffs, although Seattle swept the season series the year before.
Kittle and the 49ers easily hope it's the more recent trend that winds up playing out this Thursday night.