The defending champion Seattle Seahawks, trailing 19-7, rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers, 28-22, in overtime Sunday to win the NFC Championship Game and advance to Super Bowl 49.Seattle won when Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kerase with a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first possession of overtime.
The Seahawks trailed, 19-7, with 3:52 to play. They scored a touchdown to make it 19-14 on a 1-yard Wilson run with 2:09 to play. Seattle then recovered the onside kick and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 24-yard run by Marshawn Lynch with 1:33 to play. Seattle converted the two-point conversion
Green Bay forced overtime on a 48-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with 14 seconds remaining.
The Seahawks overcame five turnovers, including four interceptions thrown by Wilson, to win the game. Seattle will try to become the first team to repeat as champion since the Patriots did so in 2004 and 2005.
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