The two championship games we’ve had this weekend could not have juxtaposed each other anymore perfectly.
The first match-up of the Green Bay Packers versus the Seattle Seahawks proved to be one of the most tense endings this season, while the Indianapolis Colts’ attempts to keep the New England Patriots from another Super Bowl appearance ended in shame and misery.
Heading into this week, no one would have expected the Seahawks to be playing as poorly as they did. With four interceptions by the end of the game, Russell Wilson did little to provide hope for any Seahawks’ fan, failing to establish any momentum until the final 4 minutes of the game. Suddenly, everything appeared to swing their way. Wilson was able to lead one unstoppable drive, ending with a rushing touchdown from the man himself, before a successful onside kick led to another stellar rushing touchdown courtesy of Marshawn Lynch.
Yet Green Bay refused to concede, even then. With a little over one minute left in play, along with all their timeouts, the Packers were able to secure one last field goal, tying up the game, with a score of 22-22 and sending it into overtime. However, the Seahawks comeback could not be stopped, as they managed to score on the first drive of overtime, ending the game with a final score of 28-22.
After such a high energy finish to the day’s earlier game, it would have been nice to see a close match between long time rivals like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, the game we were forced to bear witness to featured no level of competition or tension. Instead, we were handed a slaughter, as the Patriots dominated the Colts with a final score of 45-7.
In only two weeks, we will finally see the return of one of the year’s biggest television events. The Super Bowl will take place on Sunday ,Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. on NBC.