Sherman: 49ers were second-best in NFL

Sherman: 49ers were second-best in NFL
February 3, 2014, 11:30 am
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The NFC Championship was the Super Bowl. The 49ers were the second-best team in the NFL.
Richard Sherman on MMQB.SI.com

Richard Sherman was not willing to give the 49ers much credit in the regular season and after the NFC Championship game.

But in the hours after the Seahawks’ 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, he reluctantly offered some praise of the NFC West rival.

[RECAP: Seahawks rout Broncos 43-8, win first Super Bowl]

In a report on MMQB.SI.com, Sherman hated to admit it, but said, “the NFC Championship was the Super Bowl. The 49ers were the second-best team in the NFL.”

Sherman’s pass breakup in the end zone in the final seconds led to Malcolm Smith’s clinching interception in the Seahawks’ 23-17 victory over the 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The victory propelled Seattle to its first Super Bowl title.