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49ers vs. Seahawks LIVE SCORE UPDATES: Kaepernick, Wilson Face Off In NFC Championship Game

01/19/2014 06:09 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

There are at least two certainties about the NFC Championship Game: It's going to get loud and a team from the NFC West is going clinch a spot in Super Bowl XLVIII. The San Francisco 49ers are heading back to Seattle to face the Seahawks and the loud crowd at CenturyLink Field.

NFC Championship Game
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
LOCATION: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
TIME: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX

The 49ers are the defending NFC champions but have struggled mightily in recent trips to Seattle. The Seahawks (13-3) have outscored the 49ers (12-4) 71-16 in the last two meetings between the rivals in Seattle. While the scene will be familiar to the Seahawks, the top seed in the NFC, it is the visitors who will be most familiar with the stage. The 49ers are making their third straight appearance in the NFC title game under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I think we're the two teams that everybody was looking at from the beginning," 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said ahead of the game, via ESPN.com. "It's going to be a knockdown, drag-out game."

Although the Brady-Manning matchup in the AFC title game garnered much of the attention before the NFL's championship weekend, the NFC tilt features a special pairing, too. The 49ers' dynamic, dual-threat signal caller will face off against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a matchup of two emerging NFL stars. The Seahawks' second-year quarterback is 16-1 at home in his career so far. Of course, the defenses on either sideline will do everything they can to keep both those offensive playmakers from being the heroes in this one.

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Sherman Was ANGRY In His Postgame Interview

"Well I'm the best corner in the game and when you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree that's what you're going to get!"

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GAME OVER

The Seahawks are officially going to the Super Bowl. Seahawks-Broncos it is!

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Penalty

After the play, Sherman was flagged for taunting. Of course he was.

01/19/2014 9:50 PM EST

INTERCEPTION

Kaepernick went deep to the end zone but Richard Sherman was all over Crabtree. He tipped the ball up into the air and Malcolm Smith was there for the INTERCEPTION. Seattle gets the ball back!

01/19/2014 9:49 PM EST

Another 1st Down

Kaerpnick fired a pass to Vernon Davis over the middle of the field for another 11 yards. 35 seconds left.

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