Seahawks Back In The Super Bowl After Thrilling Comeback Win Over Packers

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson connected with wide receiver Jermaine Kearse on a 35 yard-touchdown pass with 11:41 left in overtime to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 and advance to the Super Bowl.

Wilson, who threw four interceptions in the game, got hot when it mattered the most as his final two throws were his best of the game.

The Seahawks trailed the Packers 19-13 after scoring with 2:13 left in the fourth quarter but they recovered the ensuing onsides kick. Four plays later they had the lead thanks to a 24-yard touchdown run by running back Marshawn Lynch with 1:33 left in regulation.

Wilson then connected with tight end Luke Willson on an ill-advised lobbed pass from across the field for the two-point conversion and the Seahawks had a three point lead.

The Packers answered quickly, however, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers led his team into field goal range with time running down. Kicker Mason Crosby tied the game with a 48-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

After winning the toss in overtime, Wilson hit wide receiver Doug Baldwin with a deep pass down the right sideline for 35 yard on third down from the Seahawks 30 yard-line to set up the game-winning score.

Rodgers and the rest of the Packers offense struggled to turn the Seahawks early turnovers into many points and that came back to bite them. The Packers finished the game 3-of-14 on third downs and that also played a huge roll in them losing.

The Seahawks will now go back to the Super Bowl for a second straight year and they will face the winner of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts.

This will mark the first time in 10 years that a defending champion has made it back to the Super Bowl.

  • jujudoublestuff

    Wow just Wow………

  • Umbra Aeternus

    Im happy because I really hate the Packers. But I do feel bad for Brandon Bostick. It wasnt his fault that their defense put them on that position. Or that McCarthy has small balls and/or his really dumb play call on the game winning TD.
    And now people are asking for his head. Not really fair, that loss wasnt his fault.

  • mem359

    7 minutes left in the 4th quarter, and the Packers decided to turtle. I don’t understand why they took the ball out of the hands of the best quarterback in the game. There had to be high percentage pass plays that would still give them a chance at first downs, instead of run-run-run(-punt) into a strong defensive line.

  • Jakob

    If only that packer defender didn’t drop on that last pick

  • Paddy

    You coach to win the game! McCarthy forgot that and paid a painful price.

  • Steelers12328882

    Packers blew it. LOL!

  • Jason Vancil

    I have to say that Pete Carroll has done a great job of finding fast and quality players at all levels of that Defense. They also lost quite a bit in FA last off season. I’m a bit jealous watching that D.

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  • Matt Manzo

    That game was crazy!!! To come back from that many turnovers is incredible!

  • treeher

    Boy, am I glad I’m not a Pack fan.

  • pittfan

    Gut wrenching loss for pack.
    Gotta love Wilson’s courage.

  • Bradys_Dad

    Fun Fact – the Steelers overcame 7 turnovers against the Raiders in 1976 and won in the playoffs. I guess it really (ain’t) over until it’s over.

  • cencalsteeler

    Discount Double Choke!!!!!!

  • Lewis

    Packers should not have lost. The onside kick, the 2 point conversion which was even worse. The no defense in the last 5 minutes + OT….Everything that needed to fall into place for Seattle, did. EVERYTHING….

  • Aaron Rodgers: Not as smart as a lot of people think he is.

    With Richard Sherman, arguably the best CB in the NFL injured late in the NFC Championship game, Aaron Rodgers did little to test Sherman’s injured elbow. It was like Rodgers thought Sherman was faking the injury or something. It was clear that the injury was quite real, as Sherman held his arm up close to his body for the remainder of the game. Rodgers stupidly did NOT target Sherman as he should have for the remainder of the game. It doesn’t matter how good Sherman is. When he’s playing with one arm tied behind his back, he’s no better than anyone else. I was laughing at Rodgers then and I’m still laughing at him now. GO SEAHAWKS! BEAT THE CHEATRIOTS!

  • Bradys_Dad

    Agreed Jason but today’s NFL is all cyclical. Next year when they have to pay Wilson there’ll be little left to keep that nucleus of players assembled. Free Agency and Caps are frustrating but should, if managed properly within the teams, lend themselves to a more competitive, broad based structure. Baseball owners can theoretically buy winning teams as often as they’d like with no salary caps. The NFL creates a parody of opportunity that opens the door for any team, regardless of market size, to be a potential winning program. So when these young buck QBs that are all the rage finally get to the point when they can negotiate a new veteran (non-rookie) contract, it ultimately wreaks havoc on who else can be retained. There goes the chemistry.