January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates with wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! It is so difficult to believe that Seattle managed to win the game over the Green Bay Packers after how poorly they played for the first three-and-a-half quarters. They did win, and the largest comeback in NFC Championship Game history created some amazing highlights.
Below you’ll find the highlights from Seattle’s comeback win. All are courtesy of FasidedGif, a twitter account ran by our parent network. They do an amazing job of putting together highlight vines within seconds of most big plays. If you’re on twitter, they’re worth a follow.
Let’s re-set the stage. Seattle was down 19-7. The offense had done nothing useful all game, and Russell Wilson had thrown a career-high touch interceptions. The Seahawks’ only points came on a fake field goal.
The Seahawks offense finally showed some life late in the fourth quarter, mostly because of the running of Marshawn Lynch. Lynch had a monster game, even though the passing offense struggled.
Wilson finally capped off a drive with a rushing touchdown to get the Seahawks within five. With under three minutes left, they game still felt out of reach, but the points put them within one score.
Then Seattle got the miracle they needed. Wide receiver Chris Matthews recovered the onside kick, and the Seahawks were just 50 yards from the lead.
It was Lynch to capped off the ensuing drive, giving Seattle a one-point lead.
Russell Wilson and Luke Willson then combined to extend Seattle’s lead to three.
The only problem was that the Seahawks left the Packers with too much time. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were able to get a long FG to tie things up and send the game to overtime.
The Seahawks got the ball first, and Wilson hits Jermain Kearse for the game-winning touchdown to send the Seahawks to the Super Bowl!
The Seahawks scored touchdowns on their final three drives. They turned a twelve point deficit into a six point win. It took some luck and perhaps a bit of divine intervention, but Seattle is now headed Glendale to try and defend their Super Bowl title.