With the Seattle Seahawks taking care of the beat up Washington Redskins, we have moved one step closer to a rematch of epic proportions in the NFC Championship game. The Seahawks move on and have a tough road test against the mighty Atlanta Falcons next week. The Green Bay Packers dispatched of the Minnesota Vikings last night, meaning they will move on to face the San Francisco 49ers.
If the Seahawks and Packers each win, which could very well happen with the way they are playing, it will set up one of the most remembered NFC Championship rematches of a regular season game in NFL history.
If for any reason you were living under a rock back in September, you missed one of the most exciting yet controversial endings to a game in recent memory. The Seahawks were down by five with just one play remaining on the Green Bay 24-yard line. Russell Wilson rolled out and heaved a prayer in the direction of Golden Tate, and it appeared very clearly that M.D. Jennings had come down with a game-sealing interception.
The replacement refs (who took over with the NFL refs in a lockout) awarded Tate the touchdown amidst a sea of confusion. One ref signaled interception and the other touchdown, but they met, ruled the play was simultaneous possession and the touchdown stood upon review.
The reaction to the call was deafening. Twitter likely nearly exploded and the social media world in general was mostly livid with the result. The call was controversial to say the least, and the play has been appropriately dubbed “Fail Mary.”
The Packers would be seeking revenge and the Seahawks out to prove their win over the 2010 champions was no fluke. As a fan of a team not in the race, seeing these two battle it out for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl would be the best matchup, and it’s not even close.