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For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s, the NFC's Seahawks (14-4) will face the AFC's Patriots (14-4) in the title game at Glendale, Arizona, in two weeks.

New England reached its eighth Super Bowl, equaling the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers for most in league history. It's the sixth time quarterback Brady and coach Bill Belichick made it in the past 14 years; they won trophies after the 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons.

But they lost in their past two appearances, after the 2007 and 2011 seasons, both times against Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

Some Las Vegas sports books had the Seahawks - heading to the franchise's third Super Bowl - as 1-point favorites, while others made the game a pick 'em.

A year ago, Seattle beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the big game. In nearly a half-century of Super Bowls - this will be the 49th - there's never been so long a stretch without a repeat champion.

But with coach Pete Carroll, Belichick's predecessor with the Patriots, and general manager John Schneider in charge, Seattle has the makings of a dynasty, thanks to cool-as-can-be Wilson, cornerback Richard Sherman and the first defense since the 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points and fewest yards two seasons in a row.

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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks through the media after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , right, chats with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck after the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, speaks to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck after the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands after the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field after being defeated by the New England Patriots in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks through the media after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) celebrates with teammate Devin McCourty during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler (20) brings him down during the first half on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) and New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) battle for the ball during the first half on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton (37) reaches for a ball as New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) plays defense during the first half on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) battles Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) for the ball during the first half on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (John Woike/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 18: The Patriots' LeGarrette Blount scores in 3rd quarter action during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs past Indianapolis Colts strong safety Mike Adams (29) during the first half on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (John Woike/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 18: The Patriots' LeGarrette Blount scores in 3rd quarter action during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Zurlon Tipton #37 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball against Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass in the second half against the New England Patriots of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 18: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates Blount's touchdown in the 3rd quarter action during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after an interception against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts on the sideline in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 18: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reception in 3rd quarter action during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a catch against D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 18: Rob Gronkowski spikes the ball after making a touchdown in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium Sunday, January 18, 2015. AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Nate Solder #77 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown with teammates in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Indianapolis Colts players sit on the bench during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws his head back after throwing and interception during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates with teammate Timothy Wright after his five-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) celebrates with Rob Gronkowski, rear, after Gronkowski's five-yard touchdown pass catch during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates with teammate Timothy Wright after his five-yard touchdown catch during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sits on the sidelines during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New England Patriots tackle Nate Solder scores against Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) on a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick signals to his team during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the ball after catching a five-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) leaps over Indianapolis Colts guard Lance Louis (60) as quarterback Andrew Luck passes during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano congratulates Andrew Luck after Zurlon Tipton's one-yard touchdown run during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) congratulates his teammates after Zurlon Tipton's one-yard touchdown run during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck looks out onto the field from the sideline during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, left, is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) and safety Mike Adams, below, during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passes in front of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A New England Patriots fan holds up a cut-out of quarterback Tom Brady during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) celebrates after his one-yard touchdown catch against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, left, tries to stop New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) as he scores on a one-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) celebrates after his one-yard touchdown catch against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A New England Patriots cheers during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New England Patriots fans cheer before the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots fans cheer with a sign that refers to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski before the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, shakes hands with Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones before the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. At left is U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Among the on-field story lines that will be discussed and dissected from now until Feb. 1:

- how Seattle's defense will try to control Brady, impossible-to-tackle tight end Rob Gronkowski and the rest of New England's versatile offense;

- whether Sherman, who has an interception in both of Seattle's playoff games this season, is OK after injuring his left elbow late Sunday;

- whether Wilson and his unheralded receivers, shut down for most of Sunday, will be able to bounce back against noted defensive mind Belichick and New England's own shutdown cornerback, Darrelle Revis, and former Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner;

- what wrinkles might Belichick and Carroll and their staffs dream up.

Wilson set aside four interceptions and a 16-point deficit to lead the Seahawks past the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime in the NFC championship game Sunday, Seattle's eighth straight victory. No team had ever won a conference title game after trailing by more than 15 points until Wilson helped produce two touchdowns in a 44-second span late in the fourth quarter, then threw a 35-yard TD pass to Jermaine Kearse on the first drive of OT.

There were all sorts of key moments in the topsy-turvy game, including punter Jon Ryan's touchdown pass on a fake field goal for Seattle's first points, and a successful onside kick for the Seahawks after Green Bay's Brandon Bostick failed to hold onto the football.

"Everybody thought we were out of this game," said Wilson, a third-year quarterback who also was drafted by a Major League Baseball team. "You just trust the experience. You trust the guys you have around you."

A week ago, the Patriots became the first team to erase two holes of at least 14 points in a postseason game, but they needed no such comeback Sunday night, completely outclassing the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 for the AFC title. Brady threw a trio of TD passes - including one to left tackle Nate Solder, in the latest bit of trickery from Belichick - and burly running back LeGarrette Blount gained 148 yards on 30 carries and scored three times.

Brady and Belichick are the first QB and first coach with six Super Bowl berths; Belichick's 21 postseason victories are the most for a coach.

"It's hard to compare, year to year. I think every situation's different. We've had a lot of good teams in the past," the 37-year-old Brady said. "This one is going to have to win a very important game to kind of leave our legacy."

More scenes from the NFC Championship game:

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Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson reacts after overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks Steve Largent speaks on stage after the Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks to the media after defeating the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks speak to the media after defeating the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks holds up the George S. Halas trophy after the Seahawks 28-22 overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks after catching a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after the Seahawks 28-22 victory in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks greets head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers after the Seahawks won the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jim Basquil and Tom Waddle break down the Seahawks' 28-22 overtime win against the Packers to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks rides a police bike after the Seahawks 28-22 overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks rides a police bike after the Seahawks 28-22 overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrate after the Seahawks 28-22 victory in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with his players after the Seahawks 28-22 victory in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes the ball during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrate after the Seahawks 28-22 victory in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes the ball in the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a two point conversion in front of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: The Green Bay Packers huddle in the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a two point conversion in front of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after kicking a field goal to tie the game late in the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Chris Matthews #13 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with his teammates after recovering an onsides kick during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring on a two point conversion during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring on a two point conversion during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks players celebrate the recovery of an onsides kick late during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Luke Willson #82 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring on a two point conversion during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Marshawn Lynch #24 celebrates with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a touchdown as Micah Hyde #33 of the Green Bay Packers closes in during the fourth quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Garry Gilliam #79 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a fake field goal during the third quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders carry Seahawks flags around the field during the 2015 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson reacts after overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse catches the game-winning touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Tramon Williams during overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, left, hugs Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll after overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson reacts after overtime of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks lays on the turf after being tackled during the third quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: The Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals perform during the 2015 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: A Seattle Seahawks fan looks on against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is brought down during the third quarter of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers looks on in the second half while taking on the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers avoids the tackle of Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers avoids the tackle of Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers gives Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks a stiff arm as he runs with the ball during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball during the second half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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