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Wilson’s heroics leads the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 18th, 2015 at 6:40 PM EST

The Seattle Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl. The reigning Super Bowl champions needed overtime to overcome the Green Bay Packers.

The Seahawks won 28-22 over the Packers at CenturyLink Field. They are the first defending Super Bowl champion to return to the Big Game since the 2004 New England Patriots.

Russell Wilson (Getty Images)

Russell Wilson (Getty Images)

Russell Wilson, who is now a perfect 10-0 against former Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown to end the game.

The Packers were not expecting Wilson to throw it deep with nobody deep to help the corner.

Packers kicker Mason Crosby hit a 48-yard field goal to tie the game at 22 with 14 seconds left.

Marshawn Lynch, who could have played his final game in Seattle, scored on a 24-yard rushing touchdown at 1:25 left. Wilson then hit Luke Willson for a two-point conversion to make it 22-19.

Wilson also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown at 2:09. At this time, the Seahawks trailed 19-14.

Crosby connected on a 48-yard field goal at 10:53 in the fourth to make it 19-7.

In a surprising play, Seahawks punter Jon Ryan hit offensive lineman Garry Gilliam for a 19-yard touchdown. This play, which made it 16-7, shocked almost everyone, except for the Seahawks coaching staff.

In the first half, the Packers lead 16-0. It is also the second time that Aaron Rodgers lost with a 16+ lead in his career.

Crosby made three field goals, and Randall Cobb caught a 13-yard touchdown from Rodgers for the 16-0 lead.

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