Seattle's defense rises to the occasion once again by silencing 49ers

Monday January 20th, 2014
Richard Sherman (center), the leader of Seattle's defense, made a victory-sealing play against the 49ers.
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In Seattle, where the defense has distinguished itself all season long, there's only one more challenge left to meet.

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