3. Seattle Seahawks 23 San Francisco 49ers 17-NFC Championship
This game went back forth all night long. It was a battle of the two best teams in the NFL, and two defenses that wanted to beat the crap out of you. But after Colin Kaepernick took the Niners all the way down to the Seattle 29, Richard Sherman came in, and made the play of the year, batting the ball away from Michael Crabtree, and sealing the win for the Seahawks.