Seattle Super Bowl Bound, Defeat 49ers 23-17 - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Seattle Super Bowl Bound, Defeat 49ers 23-17

Posted: Updated:
SEATTLE (AP) -- Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

Seattle will meet Denver for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.

The conference champs had the best records in the league, the first time the top seeds have gotten to the Super Bowl since 2009.

San Francisco (14-5) led 17-13 when Wilson, given a free play as Aldon Smith jumped offside, hurled the ball to Jermaine Kearse, who made a leaping catch in the end zone.

Steven Hauschka then kicked his third field goal, and Seattle intercepted in the end zone on the 49ers' final possession.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spartan Fire burning in Douglas and Chelan Counties now at 4400 acres

    Spartan Fire burning in Douglas and Chelan Counties now at 4400 acres

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:35:49 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The three separate grass fires burning southeast of Wenatchee near Alcoa have now been merged into what is being called the Spartan Fire. As of Monday night, the fire is estimated to be about 4397 acres in size. 

    More >>

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The three separate grass fires burning southeast of Wenatchee near Alcoa have now been merged into what is being called the Spartan Fire. As of Monday night, the fire is estimated to be about 4397 acres in size. 

    More >>
  • Highway 291 now open after washout

    Highway 291 now open after washout

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:59:23 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: The road is now open. 

    More >>

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE: The road is now open. 

    More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 26th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 26th

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-06-27 06:00:09 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 26th.

    More >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, June 26th.

    More >>