Seattle Seahawks beat the 49er’s 23–17 in the NFC Championship Game in a tough defensive game. Malcolm Smith intercepted Colin Kaepernick on a deflected pass with only 22 seconds to play, cementing the win. The Hawks picked off Kaepernick twice and forced him to fumble once.
49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh called it a 15 round fight and congratulated the Seahawks for playing a whale of a game.
The Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII on February 2nd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they've met all season when they play Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks.
It will be a matchup between the NFL's No. 1 offense, led by Manning, against the NFL's No. 1 "D," led by Sherman, when the AFC's Broncos (15-3) take on the NFC's Seahawks (15-3) on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
No upstarts here: Providing quite a cap to the season, this marks only the second time in the last 20 Super Bowls with the No. 1 seeds from both conferences. The Broncos will be trying to win their third Super Bowl title, after 1998 and 1999. The Seahawks are eyeing their first championship.
January 20, 2014