After exiting last year’s playoffs with a bitter taste in their mouth, the Seahawks’ defense needed to make this year different. Taking their foot off the gas and surrendering points late in the game was not an option. Instead, the Seahawks kept attacking, just like they had been doing all season. The Seattle defense kept their foot on the gas and generated two key turnovers on the 49ers first two possessions of the fourth. Seattle’s offense extended its lead to six points, but San Fran still had 3:32 left on the clock to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl. Marching down the field as the clocked ticked down, the 49ers made their way to the red zone with enough time left on the clock to cash in. 49ers top wideout Michael Crabtree and Seahawks top corner Richard Sherman had avoided one another for most of the day, but were toe to toe on the most pivotal snap of the game. With Richard Sherman wired, who better than Sherman himself to describe what unfolded next.
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