Seahawks rally to knock off 49ers, head to Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tips the ball against San Francisco 49ers wide receiver...

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tips the ball against San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree for an interception by Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (not pictured) during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field on Jan 19, 2014 in Seattle, WA, USA. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

SEATTLE -- When the Lynch-pin of the Seattle Seahawks switches into full Beastmode, even the San Francisco 49ers’ defence can’t do anything about it.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 109 yards but, crucially, bulled for 56 on the first drive of the second half. That jump-started a dead-cold Seattle offence, as the Seahawks rallied to defeat the Niners 23-17 on Sunday night to win the NFC championship.

The Seahawks next play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (6:30 p.m. EST, CTV/FOX).

“This is really special,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on the field afterward. “This team was ready to finish … They were going to go out there and get it done, no matter what it took.”

A deliriously loud, record crowd of 68,454 watched the Seahawks overcome deficits of 10-3 (at halftime) and 17-13 (after three quarters), as a misty layer of fog all game long sat just below the top rim of CenturyLink Field.


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