Which kicker ended the 1998 Minnesota Vikings season with a 38 yard field goal in the NFC championship game?
Atlanta Falcons kicker Morten Andersen
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The 1998 NFC Championship Game was between the 15-1 Minnesota Vikings and the 14-2 Atlanta Falcons. Everybody in the world went into the game thinking the game would be a blow… out with the Vikings advancing to Super Bowl XXXIII. The Atlanta Falcons scored early in the game with a touchdown pass to Jamal Anderson. However, Randall Cunningham hit Randy Moss in the inzone to tie it 7-7. However, the Vikings took over the rest of the half with two Gary Anderson field goals and a one-yard touchdown dive by Cunningham. This string of scores gave the Vikings 20 unanswered points. With under a minute left in the half, Cunningham stepped back to take another pass when out of no where, Chuck Smith stripped the ball and the Falcons recovered the Ball at the Vikings 14 yard line. With seconds left, Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler hit Terrance Mathis in the inzone to pull Atlanta within 20-14. The second half gave the vikings something to be afraid of. The Falcons scored first with Morten Andersen kicking a field goal narrowing Minnesota's lead by 3 points (20-17). Though the Vikings were losing their lead, they didn't lose their cool. Randall Cunningham stepped back and threw a diving catch to Matthew Hatchet in the inzone. The new lead of 10 points gave the Vikings a cushion, but the Falcons left them no time to get comfortable. Chris Chandler close to the Vikings inzone threw a pass literally from one side of the field to the other. The receiver was tackled at the 10 yard line. Unable to score a touchdown from their, Morten Andersen came through with another successful field goal, bringing the score to 27-20 Going into the near end of the 4th quarter the Vikings wanted to put the game out of reach. They drove to the 28 yard line and got set up for the field goal. Gary Anderson had had a literally "perfect" season not missing one extra point or field goal. As he kicked the ball, the ball curved wide to the left missing the goal posts. Everyone in the world was in shock after he missed his first field goal in two years. The Falcons took over with under a minute left in the half. Quarterback Chris Chandler then drove his team to one of the most dramatic finishes in post-season history. Chris Chandler drove to the the 15 yard line and hit Terrance Mathis yet again in the inzone. The pass tied the game 27-27. Going into overtime, the Atlanta Falcons stopped the Minnesota Vikings on two overtime possessions. Atlanta brought Morten Andersen in one more time to finish it off with a 38 yard field goal. As the world held their breath, Andersen took one final kick. The ball traveled what seemed like forever going straight through the goal posts. The Falcons won their first (and to this day only) NFC Championship. ESPN voted the game as the 3rd most exciting Post Season Game in NFL History. The Atlanta Falcons did the unthinkable and defeated the supposedly invincible Minnesota Vikings 30-27.
That was Morten Andersen who played with the Falcons from 1995-2000 and 2006-2007.
The Atlanta Falcons 30-27 in overtime.
-Adam Vinatieri has a total of about 26 game winning field goals(including the postseason.)
How much time was left in the game when the Minnesota Vikings missed a field goal against the Dolphins in 1972 and how long was the field goal attempt?
Pete Stoyanovich (kicker) missed a 46 yard field goal on the last play of the game.
It was 30-27 in overtime. The Vikings lost.
Here they are: . 12/30/1973, @ Dallas Cowboys (Won) . 12/29/1974, @ L.A. Rams (Won) . 12/26/1976, @ L.A. Rams (Won) (About.com calls this "NFL Championship," but this is …a typo. It was actually the NFC Championship.) . 1/1/1978, v. Dallas Cowboys (Lost) . 1/17/1988, v. Washington Redskins (Lost) . 1/17/1999, v. Atlanta Falcons (Lost in OT) . 1/14/2001, v. NY Giants (Lost) . 1/24/2010, @ New Orleans Saints (Lost) So, in summary, the Minnesota Vikings have been to the NFC Conference Championship eight times. Their record at said game is 3-5. Although the Vikings won one NFL Championship in 1969, that was before the merger of the NFL and AFL in 1970, which accounts for the reason why they have won three NFC Championships but lost four Super Bowls. (No, I'm not trying to rub it in. Just giving the facts. I actually like the Vikings.) Hope this helps! Sources: http://www.nfl.com/standings http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team/minnesota-vikings/ http://football.about.com/od/nflhistory/a/nflchampions.htm http://football.about.com/od/nflhistory/l/bl_nflstandings.htm http://football.about.com/od/teamsvikings/a/playoffhistmin.htm http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/1998/playoffs/news/1999/01/17/falcons_first/
Because although it was a tight match up for both teams the Saints were able to get the upper hand and place themselves in a position to win. It isn't because the Vikings didn…'t play well; the Saints just played a little better.
There were two by the Saints. One was by Jonathan Vilma and the other just before the end of regulation was by Tracy Porter.
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What are the names of the kicker and holder of the game-winning field goal against the Vikings that put the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 Super Bowl?
The kicker's name Garrett Hartley and the holder's name is Mark Brunell.
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As 2010 the kicker for the Minnesota Vikings is Ryan Longwell.
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They have never played in the AFC - they are an NFC team. They have won the NFC Title game in 1969, 1973, 1974, and 1976.
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Rich Karlis kicked barefoot for the Minnesota Vikings in 1989. Heset a then-NFL record with seven field goals in a game against theLos Angeles Rams. The Vikings won the game o…n a blocked punt thatwent out of the back of the end zone in overtime. It was the first time in NFL history a game ended in overtime on asafety. Karlis also kicked barefoot for Denver from 1982-88, and forDetroit in 1990.