Seahawks Win Greatest NFC Title Game in NFL History


Here we are, a good hour after the Seattle Seahawks just pulled off arguably the greatest comeback in NFL history to earn a trip to their second straight Super Bowl.

If ever a game was out of reach and in the books with two minutes to go… This was it.

The Seahawks offense just couldn’t do anything right. Russell Wilson, the most efficient passer in NFL postseason history heading into the game already had four interceptions. He hadn’t managed to get anything going with his legs either. Down 19-7 and the only points coming off a trick play in which Jon Ryan, the punter threw a TD pass to an offensive lineman who hadn’t played all season. There was no way the Seahawks were going to make it interesting with 130 seconds to go.

And then they did.

After completing a beauty of a lob to Marshawn Lynch, who ended up in the endzone before being called back for stepping out-of-bounds, Russell Wilson ran in a keeper to make it 19-14.

44 seconds later Lynch found the endzone on a 24-yard run in which Packers defenders missed multiple times. A two-point conversion made it 22-19 and CenturyLink had never been louder.

But Aaron Rodgers is never out of a football game. Methodically marching down with over a minute on the clock, the Packers attempted a field goal with just 14 seconds remaining. Mason Crosby nailed it and after a kneel down, the game was headed into overtime.

Highlights played of Matt Hasselbeck‘s infamous coin toss call in Green Bay. “We want the ball, and we’re going to score.”

The Packers called tails, and heads was the result. Two huge catches later, the dud of the game, Jermaine Kearse caught a 35-yard pass to send the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

I have been a fan since 1995 and to this day I have not witnessed a more miraculous win then what I just saw.

Wilson finished 14 of 29 with 209 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.

Lynch carried the team in the final quarter with 157 yards on 25 carries. The majority of his yards came in the final five minutes.

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