Seattle Seahawks Heading to Super Bowl XLVIII


Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; (EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates after tipping a pass to outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) for an interception in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are heading back to the Super Bowl. Is that surreal, or what?

I must admit that I did not have a good feeling going into this game. When Russell Wilson put the ball on the turf on the first play of the game, there had to be a collective “uh-oh” all over the Emerald City. The San Francisco 49ers were a formidable foe, and this game could have easily been won to Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree. But, it wasn’t.

An amazing game. A great comeback. A spectacular finish.

Now, the final battle is on the horizon. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are also on their way to New York and the matchup that was projected by many at the beginning of the season will actually occur.

Will defense trump offense? Will Manning be able to quiet the boisterous Richard Sherman? Could Percy Harvin make it back for the biggest game of the season? Might the weather play a factor?

All good questions. Get ready for two weeks of wall-to-wall analysis. For Seahawks fans, it will be an exciting time to dream about a Lombardi Trophy and wonder what it will feel like if Wilson is the one on the platform after the game.

For now, fans can celebrate the victory. The 49ers have been vanquished. Wilson and Marshawn Lynch have led their team to the big game. The defense lived up to the hype.

And Sherman is still talking.

Savor the moment, Seahawks fans. Perhaps the bad memories of Super Bowl XL are soon to be erased. Maybe the Seahawks can actually get this done on the biggest stage.

Get ready, Seattle. The ‘Hawks are headed to the Super Bowl. Enjoy the ride.

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