No. 2: Richard Sherman tips 49ers out of NFC Championship
Oh, boy. What can I say that hasn’t been said about this one.
For the masochists out there, here’s a quick recap: Colin Kapernick marched the team to the Seattle 18-yard line in the waning minutes of the 2014 NFC Championship and with the Niners trailing. With only 29 seconds left, and San Francisco on 1st-and-10, Kaepernick threw a corner fade to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, Richard Sherman tipped the pass and linebacker Malcolm Smith intercepted the ball.
Game over. Seattle advanced to the Super Bowl, where it would go on to dominate the Denver Broncos for the Seahawks’ first ever Lombardi Trophy.
This play would end up No. 58 on the NFL’s top 100 greatest plays.
You’re probably wondering, which play could possibly top that? I went back and forth on it and I stand by my rankings.
There is one moment that carries more weight.