Wide receiver Anquan Boldin expects to receive a lot more attention Sunday night when the 49ers travel to face the Seattle Seahawks.

And 49ers running back Frank Gore figures the Seahawks learned from the Green Bay Packers’ mistakes and will not devote all their attention toward stopping the 49ers’ run game.

In the season opener the Packers were determined to force the 49ers’ passing game to beat them. After all Gore rushed for 112 and 119 yards in the two games against Green Bay last season. And of course quarterback Colin Kaepernick pranced through the Packers' defense for 181 yards rushing in the playoff victory.

“Oh man me and Kap” Gore said of the Packers’ plan to stop the run. “It wasn’t just me. The first game (last season) we killed them on the ground. The second game we (expletive) went crazy on the ground. So knowing we had them the first game they weren’t going to let us run the ball like that. We got the win that’s what counts.”

The Packers limited Gore to just 44 yards on 21 rushing attempts. (Gore did score the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter though.) And Kaepernick rushed for 22 yards on seven attempts. That opened things up for the passing game and Kaepernick responded with 412 yards through the air.

Boldin who caught 65 passes for 921 yards and to lead the Baltimore Ravens last season was the beneficiary of the Packers’ approach. He caught 13 of the 17 passes thrown his way for 208 yards and a touchdown. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Things do not figure to come nearly as easy this week against the Seahawks who will undoubtedly learn from the Packers’ failed approach.

“Of course” Boldin said. “Nobody wants to make the same mistake that the previous team made. That’s why you watch film. That’s why you game plan. Things that teams do well the following week opponents will try to take that out.

“We can only speculate. We watch film and we think we’re going to get certain looks but you don’t know until the game comes.”

The Packers played mostly zone coverage against Boldin so they could react quickly any time Kaepernick began to scramble. With inexperienced Green Bay safeties M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian a step slow to react all day Boldin routinely found seams in the Packers secondary.

The Seahawks meanwhile play a lot of press coverage with their cornerbacks. All-Pro Richard Sherman figures to be in Boldin's face for most of the game. Brandon Browner missed the Seahawks’ opener due to a hamstring strain. He did not practice Wednesday. Walter Thurmond will start at right cornerback if Browner is unavailable.

“We’re just going to do what we always do” safety Earl Thomas said on a conference call with Bay Area reporters referring to the corners playing tight coverage.

“No seams and no posts with safeties. I just think the secondary they played (against Green Bay) is a lot different than ours.”

Said Kaepernick ““Our receivers have to be more physical. As an offense we have to be more physical. They’re a great defense.”