4th Quarter Performance Leads Seattle Seahawks to Super Bowl XLVIII

By Phil Naegely
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In what will go down as one of the best NFC Championship games, the Seattle Seahawks outlasted the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in front of their home crowd. The game featured two great offenses and defenses with the scoreline going back and forth the entire contest. In the end, Seattle won due to their solid fourth quarter play on both the offensive and defensive sides.

As the fourth quarter began, Seattle trailed 13-17. However, the score did not last for long as Russell Wilson showed why he is considered one of the top-10 NFL quarterbacks currently playing. With 13:44 left in the game, Wilson threw an accurate pass 35 yards out and found receiver Jermaine Kerse in the end zone.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks caused Colin Kaepernick into making stupid choices and forced two interceptions. The first turnover led to a field goal that sealed the game, while the second one occurred in the end zone capping off the Seahawks’ NFC Championship game victory.

Seattle started the game off slow, but finished strong. Their play epitomized the quote, “it does not matter how you start, but how you finish.” With the Super Bowl two weeks away, Seattle can celebrate defeating their archrivals and celebrate their first NFC Championship since 2006.

Overall, Wilson and the defense found the motivation and went into overdrive as their home fans motivated them to succeed. MetLife Stadium is now calling Seattle’s name as their fourth-quarter performance led them to victory. However against the Denver Broncos, Seattle will need to play consistently well the entire game if they are to be crowned Super Bowl Champions.

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