Seattle Sports Year in Review: Top 10 Highlights of 2015

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates with tight end Luke Willson (82) after catching the game winning touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers during the overtime period for the 28-22 victory in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

1) NFC Championship game

Let’s face it – no one is surprised to see the NFC Championship game in the number one spot for the top highlights of 2015. The Seahawks may have come back from bigger deficits in their history, but none were as spectacular as this one.

Entering the game, Seattle had high hopes of returning to the Super Bowl, but things didn’t start out quite as expected. They found themselves down 16-0 at halftime and trailed 19-7 with four minutes remaining.

However, the light switch suddenly went on and the Seahawks quickly drove down the field to score with 2:09 remaining. They then recovered an onside kick, courtesy of a mistake by the unfortunate Brandon Bostick.

Lynch scored soon after to give Seattle their first lead of the game, and even though the Green Bay Packers tied it up with 14 seconds remaining, it was clear that momentum had shifted. As such, there was only ever going to be one winner in overtime:

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