Seattle Seahawks celebrate their NFC Championship title

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Ladies and gentlemen, the best rivalry in the NFL is now even better.

It took 59 minutes and 38 seconds, but Seattle managed to hold on and defeat San Francisco 23-17 in an NFC championship that will define these two teams' bitter rivalry for years to come.
Jay Busbee

Seattle Seahawks' Robert Turbin celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks' Robert Turbin celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks' Robert Turbin celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson puts on a tee shirt after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson puts on a tee shirt after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin (89) and Golden Tate (81) celebrate after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin (89) and Golden Tate (81) celebrate after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson holds up the George Halas Trophy after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson holds up the George Halas Trophy after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson holds up the George Halas Trophy after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson after the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson after the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) after the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) after the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) after the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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