SANTA CLARA -- Anquan Boldin expects to face physical cornerbacks and seasoned safeties in the 49ers' game Sunday at Seattle.
As far as getting into an on-field war of words with those defensive backs, Boldin isn't anticipating that.
"No need to," Boldin said Wednesday. "It doesn't help me in doing my job."
Boldin commended Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman for being smart and playing patient at the line of scrimmage, meaning "he doesn't go for first moves all the time," Boldin said.
Earlier Wednesday, Boldin won NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He's only the second 49ers offensive player to win that award since 2009 (Alex Smith, 2012 Week 8). Boldin's 208 receiving yards were the most ever by a 49ers in a season opener, surpassing Jerry Rice's previous record of 169 yards in 1994 against the Raiders.
In 11 career games against the Seahawks, Boldin has only two touchdowns among his 74 receptions for 938 yards. Both touchdowns came at Seattle, in 2003 and '04.
Boldin had won player-of-the-week honors only once before in his 11-year career: In Week 3 of 2010 with the Baltimore Ravens.