The Seahawks punch their ticket to Super Bowl XLVIII by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks don't take their first lead until Russell Wilson completes a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse on a fourth-and-7 play in the fourth quarter, and it takes Richard Sherman's Immaculate Deflection in the end zone that is intercepted by Malcolm Smith in the closing seconds to ice the outcome. Marshawn Lynch also runs for 109 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, while Bobby Wagner has 15 tackles to pace the defensive effort.
David Behring, son of owner Ken Behring, is named team president.
Mike Sheppard is named quarterbacks coach on Mike Holmgren's staff.