The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game today, which means that the winner of today's AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots will play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.
It was an absolutely crazy NFC Championship game, as Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense played terrible until the end of regulation, when they scored a touchdown, got an onside kick, and then scored again. The Packers then drove to get a field goal to send the game to overtime. Seattle won the toss and the Packers never got the ball, as the Seahawks marched down the field to win the game in the most improbable fashion.
Green Bay really blew the game, and they were horribly coached all game. Perhaps it was never so evident as in the contrast between two decisions: the Packers opted to kick 18 and 19 yard field goals while the Seahawks went for a fake field goal that resulted in a touchdown. Sometimes it takes smart, aggressive coaching to win games, and that's something the Packers didn't have today at all.
Anyway, congrats to the Seahawks on going to their second straight Super Bowl and the bottom line is this: if the Colts beat the Patriots tonight, they will play the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. But that's easier said than done, and it should be a great game in the AFC Championship game - though I'm not sure it could top the NFC Championship game that we just saw.