San Francisco 49er linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) has his knee bent back after while stripping the ball away from Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse in their NFL Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on January 19, 2014. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 23-17 to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. ©2014. Jim Bryant Photo. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.