San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick will step into a cauldron of noise on Sunday as his team face Seattle in the NFC Championship Game, but he says the Seahawks crowd are a non-factor.
In their last two games up the North West of America, the Niners have performed terribly, with a combined deficit of 71-16 in their last two losses. The Seahawks are famed for their '12th man' crowd, but he doesn't see it that way.
Rather than the crowd playing their part and putting off the 49ers, Kaepernick insists it was a pure lack of execution that has caught them in Seattle. And if they execute Sunday, he believes they will win.
"It depends what [calls] you're trying to get done. I think for the most part we've done a pretty good job of communicating while we were up there, we just haven't executed," he said.
"I wouldn't say that [we've been affected]. I think the biggest thing is we haven't played well when we went up there and they do have a good defense. So, we have to go up, we have to execute at a high level."
Kaepernick believes his team have executed better in their eight-game win streak, and he knows that needs to continue Sunday, with his receivers needing to play their part.
"I think we've come out and executed better to start the games. That's something we're trying to do throughout the whole game," added Kaepernick.
"It's the same as every week. We want to execute every play we run at a high level. The more we do that, the more points we'll put up.
"Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree are doing a great job of getting open. [WR] Quinton's [Patton] making plays, [TE] Vernon's [Davis] making plays, there is a lot of people getting open on our team."