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January 19, 2014
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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’ Heath Farwell leads his team onto the field during the first 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’ LaMichael James fumbles as he is hit by Seattle Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette (83) on a kick off during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The 49ers recovered the fumble.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson is sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman (53) during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (7) breaks away from Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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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 football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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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 football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson (3) scrambles during the first 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 head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a call during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform during halftime of 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 fans celebrate a Seattle Seahawks touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch 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’ Anquan Boldin catches a touchdown pass in front of Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas (29) during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) knocks the ball loose from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) for a fumble recovered by the 49ers in the first quarter during the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. Smith recovered the ball.

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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 football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch fumbles as he is hit by San Francisco 49ers’ Aldon Smith (99) during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (7) after the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman tips a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers’ Michael Crabtree (15) in the final seconds of the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman tips a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers’ Michael Crabtree (15) in the final seconds of the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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San Francisco 49ers’ Alex Boone (75) and Joe Staley watch the field after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh after the NFL football NFC Championship game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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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.