SEATTLE -- 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. Complete Story Top Performers:
Passing: R. Wilson (SEA) - 215 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: C. Kaepernick (SF) - 11 CAR, 130 YDS
Receiving: D. Baldwin (SEA) - 6 REC, 106 YDS