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San Francisco tries to overcome the 12th man in Seattle

The Seahawks held on to beat the 49ers 23-17 and will face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl

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Seattle Seahawks fan Matt Frey cheers before the 2013 NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers fans cheer outside CenturyLink Field before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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An Augur Hawk named Taima flies before the NFL football NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) fumbles the ball after being pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dives after a fumble after being hit by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald (89) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) and strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers' Anthony Dixon dives into the end zone for a touchdown run during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs between Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs past Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) gets away from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (82) is unable to catch a pass after being hit by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) and free safety Eric Reid (35) during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs for a touchdown past San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a touchdown past members of the San Francisco 49ers defense including Tarell Brown (25) in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate a Seattle Seahawks touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass for a touchdown over Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks fans yell during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers' Eric Reid (35) and Donte Whitner (31) break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (middle) catches a touchdown pass against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (second from right) in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) recovers a fumble from Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) returns a recovered fumble against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) intercepts a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates with his teammates after making an interception against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts after a Seahawks fumble recovery against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson after the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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