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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson goes from goat to hero

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson cried after the NFC Championship Game win against the Green Bay Packers.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson cried after the NFC Championship Game win against the Green Bay Packers. The Associated Press

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had a dreadful start to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.

Wilson’s first-half stats: one for eight, 14 yards, three interceptions and a 0.0 quarterback rating. Wilson tossed another in the second half.

Naturally, this didn’t go unnoticed.

Wilson then led an improbable comeback from 19-7 down in the fourth quarter, and his TD pass in overtime gave Seattle a 28-22 win. Afterward, he gave a tearful interview and that further endeared him to fans:

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