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Seahawks Defeat Panthers, WIll Host NFC Championship Game

Seattle advanced on Saturday night and will host another conference title game.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday evening, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 31-17 and advanced to a second straight NFC Championship Game.

Seattle won much as it has all season, on the strength of their tough defense. They got great play from quarterback Russell Wilson as well, who threw three touchdown passes, while Kam Chancellor added a 90-yard interception return touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

This is the second year in a row that the Seahawks earned the top seed in the NFC and earned a win on Divisional Round Saturday to earn the right to host the Conference title game. In 2013, Seattle defeated the 6th-seeded New Orleans Saints, 23-15, en route to their first Lombardi Trophy.

Furthermore, this will be the fourth conference championship in Seahawks franchise history, and the third held in Seattle. They lost to the Rams in Los Angeles back in 1983, but defeated the Panthers following the 2005 season and the 49ers last season.

The NFC Championship Game will be held next Sunday, December 18th, at 12:05 PM Pacific Time (2:05 Central). Now all that remains is for the Seahawks to find out who their opponent will be, as the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers will play tomorrow afternoon for the right to travel to the Pacific Northwest.