Sixty million people watched Packers-Seahawks as it went to overtime

Monday January 19th, 2015

The NFL announced that 60.5 million people watched the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks as Sunday's NFC Championship Game went to overtime, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN.

The Seahawks rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit and 19-7 fourth quarter deficit to go ahead 22-19 after Marshawn Lynch ran for a 24-yard touchdown and Seattle completed a two-point conversion. The score came shortly after Seattle gained possession after recovering an onside kick that bounced off Green Bay's Brandon Bostick.

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With less than a minute and a half remaining after Lynch's touchdown, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers drove down the field and Mason Crosby kicked a 48-yard field goal to send the game to overtime. 

The Seahawks won the coin toss and elected to receive first, and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse to send Seattle to the Super Bowl. 

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In the AFC title game, the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7, setting up a Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl in Arizona on Feb. 1. 

- Molly Geary

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