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>>

  • 1 man killed after pickup drives over angry campers

    1 man killed after pickup drives over angry campers

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:11:00 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 20-year-old man who was intentionally run over at a Grays Harbor County campground has died of his injuries.      KOMO-TV reports that Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah was one of two victims run over by a pickup truck Saturday.      Tacoma General Hospital officials confirmed he had died late Sunday.

    More >>

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 20-year-old man who was intentionally run over at a Grays Harbor County campground has died of his injuries.      KOMO-TV reports that Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah was one of two victims run over by a pickup truck Saturday.      Tacoma General Hospital officials confirmed he had died late Sunday.

    More >>
  • Teen says slain cousin shielded him from bullets in Mississippi shooting

    Teen says slain cousin shielded him from bullets in Mississippi shooting

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:00:17 GMT

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi teen says his life was saved by his 18-year-old cousin who shielded him from bullets.      Caleb Edwards says when a gunman entered a home early Sunday, "I thought I was going to die."

    More >>

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi teen says his life was saved by his 18-year-old cousin who shielded him from bullets.      Caleb Edwards says when a gunman entered a home early Sunday, "I thought I was going to die."

    More >>
  • 1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

    1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:47:57 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - One person was injured when a man started firing an AK-47 while driving down a Florida highway.      In a statement from Miami-Dade Police, Detective Daniel Ferrin said two vehicles were struck by bullets after the 36-year-old suspect began shooting from his Toyota Corolla as he drove south on the Palmetto Expressway early Monday.

    More >>

    MIAMI (AP) - One person was injured when a man started firing an AK-47 while driving down a Florida highway.      In a statement from Miami-Dade Police, Detective Daniel Ferrin said two vehicles were struck by bullets after the 36-year-old suspect began shooting from his Toyota Corolla as he drove south on the Palmetto Expressway early Monday.

    More >>