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American Football Seattle Seahawks reel in Green Bay Packers to reach Superbowl

The Seattle Seahawks advanced to their second straight Superbowl on Sunday after coming from 12 points down in the final quarter.

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Russell Wilson picked out Jermaine Kearse in the end zone to send the Seattle Seahawks into the Super Bowl on Sunday, completing a magnificent 28-22 comeback win over the Green Bay Packers.

A dropped offside kick by Green Bay's Brandon Bostick allowed the Seahawks to score back-to-back touchdowns in the final quarter, before Wilson threw for 35 yards to Kearse in overtime to secure a six-point victory in the NFC Championship game.

The Packers led 19-7 early in the fourth quarter in Seattle but two touchdowns - one to Wilson and another to Marshawn Lynch - saw the home team hit the front before Green Bay's Mason Crosby slotted a field goal to send the match to overtime.

But in the opening drive of the extra period, Wilson led the Seahawks 87 yards up the field before Kearse's match-winning catch sent Seattle to their second straight Superbowl.

The reigning champions will face either the New England Patriots or the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL decider on February 1.

Green Bay scored 16 unanswered points in the first half at CenturyLink Field and the hosts had to wait until the last five minutes of the third quarter to get on the scoreboard, with punter Jon Ryan throwing to Clint Gresham on fourth down.

Crosby's field goal in the fifth minute of the last term gave the visitors a 12-point advantage but Wilson and Lynch both scored rushing touchdowns - the second after Bostick's fumble - as Seattle edged ahead 22-19.

Another Crosby kick levelled proceedings with 14 seconds remaining but the Packers could not hold on as Wilson and Kearse combined.

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