Examining the NFC Championship game: Did Seahawks and 49ers battle live up to it's expectations?
The NFC championship game proved to be a nail biter of a game near the end, until a play by Richard Sherman sealed it.
The game started with a turnover and ended with one as well. Early in the game, it seemed as if the San Francisco 49ers were going to walk away with this one leading 10-0 at one point. However, in the second half of the game, the 49ers were only able to score once, compare that to the twenty second half points that the Seattle Seahawks scored on that stingy 49ers defense.
One big difference was Colin Kaepernick’s two interceptions, to Russell Wilson who threw none. Kaepernick’s second interception came at the worst time possible. The 49ers drove down the field, and with thirty seconds left, down by six, at Seattle’s 18, they had a chance to win the game with a touchdown. Kaepernick looked for Michael Crabtree at the corner of the end zone.
The pass was broken up by Sherman which then fell into the hands of linebacker Malcolm Smith to seal the game. The Seahawks will take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos come February 2nd.