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>>

  • PHOTOS: KHQ in episode of 'Z Nation' this Friday!

    PHOTOS: KHQ in episode of 'Z Nation' this Friday!

    Friday, November 24 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-11-25 01:10:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A few months ago, Spokane's favorite zombie show, Z Nation, asked if they could film an episode for the upcoming season in our studios.  Uh... DUH! How could we say no to the opportunity to turn our newsroom into the zombie apocalypse? Zombies still need their news, right?  It was a ton of fun and the kind folks over at Z Nation let us know the episode, 'We Interrupt This Program', air this Friday.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A few months ago, Spokane's favorite zombie show, Z Nation, asked if they could film an episode for the upcoming season in our studios.  Uh... DUH! How could we say no to the opportunity to turn our newsroom into the zombie apocalypse? Zombies still need their news, right?  It was a ton of fun and the kind folks over at Z Nation let us know the episode, 'We Interrupt This Program', air this Friday.

    More >>
  • Budweiser takes next step toward brewing beer on Mars

    Budweiser takes next step toward brewing beer on Mars

    Friday, November 24 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-11-25 01:08:39 GMT

    Beer maker Budweiser is taking the next small step toward brewing beer on Mars. The company announced this week that it will send and study barley -- one of beer's key ingredients -- into space early next month on the International Space Station.

    More >>

    Beer maker Budweiser is taking the next small step toward brewing beer on Mars. The company announced this week that it will send and study barley -- one of beer's key ingredients -- into space early next month on the International Space Station.

    More >>
  • Surveillance video shows last-second rescue on Melbourne train tracks

    Surveillance video shows last-second rescue on Melbourne train tracks

    Friday, November 24 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-11-25 00:33:46 GMT

    MELBOURNE - Dramatic footage has been released showing a woman being saved from subway tracks, just moments before a train arrives at a station in Melbourne. The footage shows the woman walking across the tracks on Tuesday and attempting to climb up to the platform. Three police officers rushed to help her - and manage to pull her up only seconds before a train comes rushing into the station. 

    More >>

    MELBOURNE - Dramatic footage has been released showing a woman being saved from subway tracks, just moments before a train arrives at a station in Melbourne. The footage shows the woman walking across the tracks on Tuesday and attempting to climb up to the platform. Three police officers rushed to help her - and manage to pull her up only seconds before a train comes rushing into the station. 

    More >>