|Broncos QB Peyton Manning meets Tom Brady after his team's big win.|
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns while the Denver defense sacked Patriots' QB Tom Brady twice and held the Patriots to just 64 yards rushing for the game.
Leading 13-3 at halftime, Denver drove right down for a touchdown to make the score 20-3 as Manning threw a three-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had seven receptions for 134 yards.
Denver kicked two more field goals sandwiched around two New England touchdowns as QB Tom Brady (277 yards passing in the loss) threw for a score and ran five yards for another to account for the final outcome.
|The game clinching play by Seattle's Richard Sherman.|
cornerback Richard Sherman tipped a pass intended for 49ers' WR Michael Crabtree to linebacker Malcolm Smith for the game clinching interception in the end zone.
Seattle QB Russell Wilson passed for 215 yards and threw a 35-yard TD pass to WR Jermaine Kearse to put the Seahawks ahead for good at 20-17 early in the fourth quarter to lead the offense. Meanwhile, Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch ran 40 yards for another score while going for 109 yards rushing for the game. Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka drilled three field goals to help the win.
Each team totaled 308 yards in offense in the game as the 49ers were led by QB Colin Kaepernick with 130 yards rushing (on eleven carries) and a touchdown pass to WR Anquan Boldin that gave the 'Niners a 17-10 lead late in the third quarter.
But three turnovers, including a fumble and two interceptions thrown by Kapernick, proved to be the difference as the vaunted Seahawks' defense finished the game strong to put them into the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.