Seattle Seahawks win NFC Championship; headed to Super Bowl XLVIII
Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hoists the George Halas Trophy after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
We now know who the Denver Broncos will face in Super Bowl XLVIII … with that team being the Seattle Seahawks as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17 to win the NFC Championship.
The two best teams will be playing in the Super Bowl, as both are No. 1 seeds and were by far the two best teams all season long in the NFL.
For Houston Texans fans, the Texans lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 23-20 in overtime this season in Week 4. The Texans also lost the the Broncos in Week 16 by a 37-13 score.
As for the Seahawks on Sunday against the 49ers, their defense came up at the most absolute time they needed them in the game with Richard Sherman deflecting a ball in the end zone against Michael Crabtree. The deflection was then intercepted by Malcolm Smith in maybe the most important play of the postseason.
A lot of the talk after the game came from the comments from Richard Sherman in his interview with Erin Andrews on the field, as he yelled and screamed at the camera … it didn’t bother me, but apparently many others are all grumpy about it.
That’s fine … to each their own. Sherman being brutally honest about being the best defensive back in the NFL was real emotion and not the cookie-cutter stuff we have become accustomed to.
Many will agree and disagree with the above thoughts, but that makes all of this fun.
Anyway, about the game, Russell Wilson played great with 215 yards passing and one touchdown, and like I said before the game in my predictions article, Colin Kaepernick was going to have to run the ball to give the 49ers a chance … he rushed for 130 yards on 11 carries.
San Francisco was one play away from winning the NFC title and returning to the Super Bowl.
I’m just excited to see the best two teams in the NFL face off for the championship of pro football. The No. 1 offense and the No. 1 defense … it is going to be great!
Plus, maybe we’ll see if the age-old saying is true … offense wins games, defense wins championships.
I can’t wait!