Seahawks’ Sherman talks and plays a big game 

click to enlarge Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman raises the George Halas Trophy after the Seahawks won the NFC Championship on Sunday. - JONATHAN FERREY/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman raises the George Halas Trophy after the Seahawks won the NFC Championship on Sunday.

SEATTLE -- Seconds after making the game-saving play to send Seattle to the Super Bowl, safety Richard Sherman proved he was just warming up.

Sherman, who played his college ball at Stanford under 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, deflected a pass intended for San Francisco's Michael Crabtree near the corner of the end zone with less than a minute left, and into the arms of Seattle teammate Malcolm Smith to seal the Seahawks' 23-17. Sherman was subsequently whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, after exchanging words with Crabtree and making what appeared to be a choking gesture.

Asked about the incident afterward by FOX reporter Erin Andrews, Sherman stole the show and lit up Twitter with a rant that began: "I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get. Don't you ever talk about me!"

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