SANTA CLARA -- What makes Colin Kaepernick such a winning quarterback in road playoff games -- an undefeated one, at that?

"I have attributes that make me a good quarterback in any circumstance. I play to win, regardless of where I'm at," Kaepernick said Friday just before the 49ers headed to the San Jose airport for Sunday's NFC Championship game at Seattle.

Kaepernick helped lead the 49ers to last season's NFC Championship win in Atlanta, and although they lost the ensuing Super Bowl in New Orleans, he's led them to wins at Green Bay and Carolina this postseason.

"The biggest thing you have to realize is it's another football game," Kaepernick said of Sunday's mindset. "There might be more people watching, more at stake, but if you execute like you normally do and perform well, you'll win the game."

Seattle's hostile environment hasn't been kind to Kaepernick in his two regular-season starts there, where the 49ers have been outscored 71-16.

On Friday, he confessed that fans haven't exactly taunted him on the way into the stadium.

"We pull through the back so we really don't see too much," Kaepernick said.

The third-year quarterback debuted in a commercial last month for Beats By Dre, in which his headphones make him impervious to taunts by angry fans (in Seahawks' colors) on his way into an opposing stadium.

Coach Jim Harbaugh brought up that commercial before bequeathing Friday's podium to Kaepernick in the media tent.


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"You guys love that commercial with Colin? I love it, I absolutely love it," Harbaugh said. "It's very true. You're thinking about the game riding in on the bus. Then the fans are all out there, and sometimes they're that way they are in the video.

"And the song is such a toe-tapper that I get the chills on that one. I'm going to get me some Beats By Dre. I am sold."

Harbaugh then turned to ask Kaepernick where his pair of headsets were.

"I've got a pair at the house for you," Kaepernick replied.

Kaepernick's headphones will be put to use once more for an away flight, where he will climb into his usual seat.

"I keep my music on shuffle and sit next to my man (left tackle Joe) Staley," Kaepernick said.