Bob Condotta: Big game Jermaine Kearse game up as big as you can. Coaches and teammates talked this week about how Kearse doesn’t let what happens earlier in the game affect him when the time comes to make a big play. He couldn’t have made a bigger one, and for the second straight year, he scored the winning TD in the NFC Championship Game.
Jayson Jenks: Marshawn Lynch gutted his way to 118 yards, and when things weren’t going well for Seattle’s offense, when it looked like the Seahawks had stalled, Lynch gave them the tough, hard-nosed yards that have become his calling card in Seattle.
Jerry Brewer: Simply, this was an amazing comeback that embodies what this team is all about. The Seahawks’ greatness lies in their relentlessness and resilience, and they needed all of it to pull off this improbable victory. What incredible determination. It goes beyond the X’s and O’s with this team.
Larry Stone: It’s impossible to put the drama of this game into words, except to say that the Seahawks took a hopeless cause and turned it into one of the great comeback wins in NFL history. Hyperbole? Maybe, but this is a day for hyperbole.
Ryan Divish: The idea of finishing is something that Seahawks have preached all season. They believe they win games in the fourth quarter. And when the Packers failed to put them away when given the opportunity, the Seahawks made them pay. Credit the Seattle defense for never allowing the mistakes from the disjointed and malfunctioning offense to let the game get out of hand. The Seahawks defense kept them in it and the offense won it in the end.