Seahawks and 49ers tangle for the NFC title

19 Jan

The Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers today in the NFC Championship game.

This is the third time Seattle has played for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

Lets look back in time at those two games.

30 years ago – Jan. 8, ’84

The L.A. Raiders (13-4) scored first 27 points of the contest to whip the Seahawks (11-7) 30-14 in the AFC Championship game.
The game was played in the Los Angeles Coliseum and the Raiders were a 7-point favorite.
Marcus Allen carried 25 times for 154 yards and Jim Plunkett  passed for 214 yards, completing 17 of 24 passes.
The Seahawks rushed 18 times for 65  yards while the Raiders rolled up 205 yards on 46 attempts.
Jim Zorn was 14-27 passing for 134 yards with 2 INTs. The Seahawks longest play from scrimmage was 14 yards.
The Raiders beat Washington Redskins 38-9 in the Super Bowl.
AMAZING STAT
The Raiders lost 4 games all season, and two of them were against Seattle in the regular season. They lost 38-36 in the Kingdome and in L.A. 34-21.

Eight years ago – Jan. 22, ’06

The Seahawks dominated the Carolina Panthers 34-14 as they opened up a 17-zip lead early in the second quarter and never looked back.
Noteworthy statistics 
First downs: Sea 27, Car 11
Rushing: Sea 51-190, Car 12-36
Turnovers: Sea 0, Car 5
Line: Seahawks -5 1/2
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