The Seattle Seahawks could have easily lost and sent the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl instead. They made enough mistakes to lose. Fortunately, the 49ers' mistakes outweighed the Seahawks' mistakes.
I liked the Seahawks' first offensive play for a moment. I thought it would be important for Russell Wilson to throw it deep early to keep San Francisco's defense from crowding the running game. Seattle started with a play-action roll-out and RW was looking to do just that. Uncharacteristically, he wasn't watching his back or being careful with the ball. Aldon Smith stripped him and recovered.