NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games That Went Into Overtime
A Russell Wilson rushing TD, onside kick recovery, key passes in Seattle’s final regulation drive, a Marshawn Lynch 24-yard TD run and a two-point conversion (whew) – all in the space of 2:09 – put the Seahawks on top by three. The Pack tied it up in the final seconds only to lose the game in overtime, thanks to a three-minute precision passing attack by Mr. Wilson. Wow.
And so, the Seattle Seahawks are on the way to their second Super Bowl in a row (more on that tomorrow).
But let’s check back in on the Conference Championship first. How many overtime thrillers have there been?
Including today’s NFC Championship, six. Just one for the AFC and five for the NFC (four of those in the last eight seasons, to boot).Follow @VinGetz
OVERTIME NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
|1998||Atlanta Falcons||30||Minnesota Vikings||27||LOST|
|2007||New York Giants||23||Green Bay Packers||20||WON|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||31||Minnesota Vikings||28||WON|
|2011||New York Giants||20||San Francisco 49ers||17||WON|
|2014||Seattle Seahawks||28||Green Bay Packers||22||TBD|
OVERTIME AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
|1986||Denver Broncos||23||Cleveland Browns||20||LOST|
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