Russell Wilson was Twitter's most-mentioned player on Sunday

Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was the most-mentioned player on Twitter during Sunday's conference championship games, Twitter data shows.

Wilson threw four interceptions against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game before rallying his team for a 28-22 overtime victory. He threw the game-winning 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse, a play that sparked the day's most tweets-per-minute.

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Three Seahawks players were among the day's top five most-mentioned players, with running back Marshawn Lynch checking in at third and cornerback Richard Sherman fourth.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose team beat the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game, was the second most-mentioned player, while Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was No. 5. 

Brady threw for 226 yards, three touchdowns and an interception to advance to his sixth career Super Bowl. 

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The Seahawks were the most-mentioned team of the day, followed by the Patriots, Packers and Colts, respectively. Seattle-Green Bay garnered 3.3 million tweets, while New England-Indianapolis collected 1.8 million.

- Molly Geary

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