Star quarterback Russell Wilson fired a 35-yard overtime touchdown to send defending champions the Seattle Seahawks past the Green Bay Packers and into their second straight Super Bowl.
Green Bay had controlled the encounter for much of the day with Wilson’s opposite number Aaron Rodgers dissecting the Seahawks’ defense to put his side into a 16-0 halftime lead.
But with the help of running back Marshawn Lynch and Wilson Seattle began their impressive comeback.
With Seattle leading 22-19 with the clock ticking down Packer’s Mason Crosby booted a 48-yarder to send the thrilling contest into overtime.
Wilson had the last laugh though and sealed the 28-22 victory when he found Jermaine Kearse three minutes into overtime.
The Seattle Seahawks can become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls in a decade when they meet the New England Patriots – the last team to achieve that feat.
The Patriots had an easier time of it in their AFC Championship game as they thrashed the he Indianapolis Colts 45-7.
Tom Brady managed three touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount battled over the line for three more as the Patriots booked their sixth trip to the Super Bowl in 14 years and eighth in total.
The 49th edition of the Super Bowl takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on 1 February.
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