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Photo Gallery - Postgame vs Packers
Photos of the celebrations from the Seahawks after their come from behind win in overtime NFC Championship.

NFC title game was a microcosm of Seahawks' season - NFL -'s Don Banks and Doug Farrar take a look at Seattle's comeback against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

Seahawks look to cement their own dynasty vs. Patriots in Super Bowl |
Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a rainy but unforgettable Championship Sunday in the NFL, which I spent on the ridiculous three-hour-plus rollercoaster ride that was the Green Bay-Seattle instant classic at CenturyLink Field. ...

Russell Wilson finds magic on worst day to lift Seattle back to Super Bowl |
When he was the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Russell Wilson showed little emotion. He was just grateful for the opportunity, though he may have burned inside with the knowledge that if he were a few inches taller, he might have been a top-10 pick. When he was the odd man out as the Seahawks tried to validate their decision to overpay free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn, Wilson showed little emotion.

Beyond Brady and Belichick, the Patriots Legacy Is About Working-Class Heroes | Bleacher Report
Blathering on and on about the Patriots legacy after their 45-7 victory over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game would be an insult to your intelligence and a disservice to the whole concept of "legacy."

The case of Dan Quinn, and why the NFL needs to fix its coaching rules -
If only his team would stop winning, the Seahawks defensive coordinator could be the next Falcons coach.

Seahawks-Packers: 7 things to know about the amazing NFC title game -
The Seahawks stunned the Packers on Sunday afternoon. Here's 7 things to know about that win.

Falcons hire offensive coordinator before head coach | ProFootballTalk
In a move typically reserved for the more dysfunctional franchises in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons have hired a offensive coordinator before hiring a head coach.  But the Falcons are doing it only because they can't hire the head coach they'll be hiring for two more weeks.

Super Bowl 49 line a pick ‘em at numerous sports books | ProFootballTalk
As it became clear the Patriots were going to advance to play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, sports books around Nevada put up a point spread on the big game.

Seahawks open to bringing back Marshawn Lynch in '15 -
The Seahawks entered 2014 believing Marshawn Lynch was becoming too expensive for a running back. However, after his play this season, Seattle is open to bringing him back. But could he retire?

Mike McCarthy, Packers' O not aggressive enough -
The Packers controlled the game for 57 minutes Sunday, but it's the Seahawks who are going to the Super Bowl. Some overly conservative play from Mike McCarthy is one reason Green Bay's offseason starts now.

Aaron Rodgers on Packers' collapse: 'We gave it away' -
Aaron Rodgers stood glumly at the podium in Seattle, seemingly in shock at what just transpired. The Packers had blown a golden opportunity to return to the Super Bowl and their quarterback knew it.

Packers' Bostick: 'I let my team down' on onside kick -
Had Brandon Bostick stuck to his assignment on Seattle's game-changing onside kick, the Packers might be Super Bowl bound. But that didn't happen, leaving Bostic to say: "I let my team down."

Atlanta Falcons plan to hire Dan Quinn, Kyle Shanahan -
Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Seahawks are expecting to lose defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to the Falcons. Atlanta is also eyeing Kyle Shanahan to be their offensive coordinator.

Patriots dominate Colts, to meet 'Hawks in Super Bowl -
The New England Patriots made easy work of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, dominating them 45-7 to move on to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

First look: Seven things to watch in Super Bowl XLIX -
The Seahawks and Patriots will square off in Super Bowl XLIX, a matchup that pits a legendary coach and quarterback combo against the greatest defense of the era. Here's our first look at the game.

What we learned: Seahawks show off resilience in improbable NFC Championship win over Packers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks still have a chance to be the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the 2005 New England Patriots — but just by the skin of their teeth.

Final four QBs, including Seahawks' Wilson, are franchise-caliber | - Sports
Five years ago, Pete Carroll didn't know a lot about the Seattle Seahawks' roster he was inheriting, but he did single out one player and one position.

Seahawks rally to beat Packers 28-22 in OT, advance to Super Bowl | - Sports
SEATTLE — Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22...

Angry Doug Baldwin is still pretty angry | - Seattle Sidelines
Doug Baldwin will be playing in his second Super Bowl in as many seasons, but he's still playing with that colossal chip on his shoulder. Following...

Video of Michael Bennett commandeering Seattle PD bike, riding around field celebrating NFC title + game story | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Amid the chaos and confetti of the moments immediately after Jermaine Kearse’s 35-yard touchdown catch in overtime beat the Green Bay Packers and sent the Seahawks into the Super Bowl, here is what Seattle’s irrepressible defensive end Michael Bennett did, swiping a bike from a Seattle Police Department officer:

The 9 biggest moments from the Seahawks' comeback win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
With a little more than two minutes left in the NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks trailed the Green Bay Packers, 19-7. Cheeseheads everywhere must have thought they had a trip to Glendale in the bag. But then, the Seahawks started playing like the Seahawks. Despite interceptions, injuries and incredible odds, Seattle scored two touchdowns in...

Seeing is believing: Russell Wilson visualizes, Seahawks win | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
While you were a nervous wreck, unable to sleep and wishing the game would get here already, Russell Wilson just finished his normal Saturday.

Seahawks Pull off Miracle; So Does Russell Wilson
I still can’t quite comprehend what happened. Leading 19-7 with less than three minutes remaining, Green Bay somehow lost the NFC Championship Game. It was the most remarkable comeback in conference championship game history since at least 2006, when Peyton Manning and the Colts came back from the dead against the Patriots.

SEATTLE: "We just kept believing": Wilson to Kearse in overtime sends Seahawks back to Super Bowl | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The team that champions "finish" as not just a mantra — more like a livelihood — pulled off an astounding one to become a champion again.

Patriots’ Brandon Browner: ‘It Would Be Sweeter’ To Beat Seahawks In Super Bowl | New England Patriots |
Brandon Browner didn’t even get a chance to check his phone Sunday before reporters were asking how it feels to be facing his former team in the Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson: 'There was no doubt' - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Observed and heard inside and outside the Seattle Seahawks' locker room after their 28-22 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game:

Super Bowl Quick Take: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Three things to know about the Seattle Seahawks' matchup against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona:

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan encouraged Pete Carroll to call fake - ESPN
The play was introduced on Monday and practiced for the first time Thursday. Every time Jon Ryan passed by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll all week, the punter said just two words. "Call it."

Russell Wilson, Jermaine Kearse come through for Seahawks - ESPN
With less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse were having the worst game of their careers.

Seahawks 28, Packers 22: First Impressions | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Bob Condotta: Big game Jermaine Kearse game up as big as you can. Coaches and teammates talked this week about how Kearse doesn’t let what happens earlier in the game affect him when the time comes to make a big play. He couldn’t have made a bigger one, and for the second straight year, he scored the winning TD in the NFC C

Seahawks’ Grades of the Game: Marshawn Lynch, Legion of Boom, special teams earn A’s | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks Grades of the Game: The remarkable ending raises some low early grades for the Seahawks in their overtime victory over Green Bay.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers: ‘We can’t blame anybody but ourselves’ | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Some of the Packers’ decisions in the first half and late in the game ultimately paved the way for the Seahawks to roar back and take an NFC Championship Game that Green Bay seemingly had in hand.

Seahawks’ incredible comeback in NFC title game brings out the emotions | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ surprising rally against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game hits home for several players, including Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams.

Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse turns from goat to hero on final TD catch | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Jermaine Kearse, who had two passes glance off his hands for interceptions, caught a 35-yard pass from Russell Wilson as the Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers.

Russell Wilson struggles, but ultimately shows he’s reaching a Super place | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
The struggles and tribulations merely acted to elevate the Russell Wilson legend to another level. They were the prelude to another round of heroics that helped put the Seahawks back in the Super Bowl, and Wilson higher up in the quarterback hierarchy.

Seahawks’ rally shows their incredible resolve, toughness | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
After being stifled by their own mistakes, the Seahawks put together a rally that defined their spirit and their season.

Seahawks come back to beat Packers 28-22 in OT, win NFC title - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks trailed 16-0 at halftime, they were down 12 points with 5 minutes to go, and they came back and won 28-22 in overtime without ever giving the Packers a chance to get their grubby little paws on the ball in the extra period. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

After a miserable start, Russell Wilson delivers an epic finish - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Russell Wilson threw four interceptions during the first 55 minutes Sunday in what was shaping up to be the worst game of his career. But it's how he finished -- rushing for one touchdown then throwing for the game-winner -- that his performance will remembered for. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Packers own up to letting Super Bowl trip slip away in loss to Hawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
"We gave it away," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was at the helm of the offense's impressive first two quarters but also a second half where it managed just six points. "This one's gonna hurt for a while because of the close proximity, that feeling, the clock hits zero and you're ahead."

Late rally lifts Seahawks past Packers in NFC title game
After spotting the Packers a 16-0 in Sunday’s NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks displayed resiliency and trickery to pull out a 28-22 victory in overtime.

Seattle-native NBA standout Nate Robinson reacts to Seahawks' NFC Championship win
Nate Robinson displayed a wide range of emotions on social media during Sunday's 28-22 NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers.

Game at a glance: Seahawks 28, Packers 22 in OT
By scoring 21 points in the final 5½ minutes on Sunday, the Seahawks dug themselves out of 16-0 hole and outlasted the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game to punch their ticket to Super Bowl XLIX.

Patriots Player of the Game: Josh Kline - Pats Pulpit
Who is your player of the game?

Patriots vs. Seahawks is a Super matchup - Newsday
And so we get the matchup that looked the most enticing right from the start.

Super Bowl rematch: Remember when Seahawks' Richard Sherman got into Patriots' Tom Brady's face? |
It was the three words that started to put Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on the map, and the three words that will be talked about at length these next two weeks. You mad bro?

Seahawks Rally Past Packers in Overtime for N.F.C. Championship and Spot in Super Bowl -
Seahawks Rally Past Packers in Overtime for N.F.C. Championship and Spot in Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks take NFC Championship with OT clincher, 28-22 - CBS News
Green Bay Packers fail to hold on to large halftime lead, giving the defending champs another shot at the title

Seahawks’ incredible comeback in NFC title game brings out the emotions | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ surprising rally against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game hits home for several players, including Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams.

Seahawks open to bringing back Marshawn Lynch in '15 -
"...Mainly because he actually has outperformed his contract and clearly established himself as the identity of this team," Rapoport said. "Basically, they don't have a choice based on the way he plays to bring him back."