The Seattle Seahawks are going to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance after an epic comeback win against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.
Down by five with just over two minutes to play at CenturyLink Field Pete Carroll knew that his team needed to come up with something special to keep their postseason alive.
And that miracle moment came with an onside kick although it was a Green Bay Packers man who was at the center of the play with the football game on the line.
Having just seen Russell Wilson run in for a touchdown to draw the scores to 19-15 in favor of the Packers, the Seahawks opted for the onside kick in desperate need to recover the ball.
The kick itself gave Seattle a chance but Green Bay Packers third string tight end Brandon Bostick looked in prime position to bring down the ball as it lasered in on him amongst the crowd.
Bostick though showed his lack of game time experience - and perhaps why he hasn't seen the field often for the Packers in 2014 - as he completely missed the ball with both hands, the pig skin bouncing off his helmet and into the grateful hands of Seattle's Chris Matthews who didn't make the same mistake.
Replays of the onside kick showed Jordy Nelson ready and waiting to pick up the ball for Green Bay before Bostick got over excited, dropping his blocking duty, in favor of going for the ball himself.
The Seattle Seahawks went on to score a touchdown and a two-point conversion to take the lead before a Mason Crosby field goal took the game into overtime.
But Wilson and Seattle scored a touchdown on the first drive of overtime to take them to the Super Bowl.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms