No. 2 - January 19, 2014: "The Tip" sends Seattle to New York
Much like the NFC Championship Game one year later, the Seahawks struggled early in their first NFC Championship Game against the 49ers. They trailed 10-3 at halftime and needed a spark in the second half. They got it with an amazing 40-yard touchdown from Marshawn Lynch.
The Niners would take a 17-13 lead into the fourth quarter. The Seahawks faced a big decision whether to kick a long field goal on fourth down or go for it. After discussing the decision during a timeout, Pete Carroll sent out the offense. Russell Wilson was able to get the Niners to jump offsides, giving the 'Hawks a free play. Wilson would take advantage of the situation, connecting with Jermaine Kearse on a 35-yard touchdown pass to put Seattle ahead.
The Seahawks led late in the fourth quarter 23-17. The Niners had the ball with 3:32 left to play. Colin Kaepernick led the Niners down the field into the red zone. With the ball at the Seahawks 18-yard line, Kaepernick lofted a pass to Michael Crabtree, which Richard Sherman tipped. The ball fell into the arms of Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, who sealed the Seahawks win and sent Seattle to Super Bowl 48.