NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games That Went Into Overtime

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes Overtime Field Goal...Over The Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes’ Overtime Field Goal…Over The Green Bay Packers

What a game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers! The Packers owned the Seahawks all the way until the final two minutes…and 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).

Both of the recent New York Giants‘ Super Bowl wins (2007, 2011) against the New England Patriots were preceded by Big Blue overtime wins in the NFC Championship. Uh-Oh Tom Brady!

OVERTIME NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
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

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OVERTIME AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1986 Denver Broncos 23 Cleveland Browns 20 LOST

Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty via nydailynews.com

Posted on January 18, 2015, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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