Three best Seattle Seahawks games of all time

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Doug Baldwin
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Doug Baldwin /
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SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse
SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse /

2014 season NFC Championship game which happened on January 18th, 2015

One should remember that a year after winning the Super Bowl the Seahawks came into the following year’s NFC Championship game a bit banged up. The Packers were Seattle’s opponent and they were a confident bunch led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay led at halftime 16-0 and things appeared a bit hopeless for 12s, even though the game was at CenturyLink Field.

Then chaos occurred.

The Seahawks finally scored with 4:50 left in the third quarter. But how they scored was a bit, well, different. Instead of Marshawn Lynch running the ball in or Russell Wilson throwing for a touchdown, Seattle decided to fake a field goal and have punter Jon Ryan attempt a pass to offensive linemen Garry Gilliam. And it worked. Touchdown Seahawks!

Then time passed.

Seattle got the ball two more times before they would score again. One of these was a one-play drive that resulted in a Wilson interception with 5:13 left in the game. It would be one of four on the day for him, though at least two of those were receiver Jermaine Kearse’s fault as the pass hit him and bounced off him when he should have caught the ball and the ball floated into the arms of a Packer defender. Thankfully, Green bay would go three-and-out on the next drive and punt the ball.

Along with some Wilson magic and Lynch running the ball or catching the ball, Seattle was set up at the Green Bay one-yard line and Wilson ran it in for a touchdown. The Seahawks then kicked an onside kick that bounced off a Packer into the arms of Chris Matthews of the Seahawks. This eventually set up a Lynch 24 yard gallop into the endzone. There followed a completely ridiculous 2-point conversion from Wilson to tight end Luke Willson and Seattle led 22-19.

Of course, Rodgers would lead the Packers down the field for a field goal and the game went to overtime. Seattle would win the coin toss and then 6 plays later, magic happened and Seattle went back to the Super Bowl.

It was a completely chaotic second half. And one of the most memorable in Seahawks history.