Sunday, December 28, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Vikings 20, Giants 19
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ryan Longwell just clinched the NFC North title for Minnesota.
Longwell's 50-yard field goal on the final play bailed the Vikings out of a botched two-minute drill, lifting the Vikings to their first division championship since 2000.
The Vikings will be the No. 3 seed and play next weekend at the Metrodome. Their opponent will be the winner of Sunday afternoon's game between Dallas and Philadelphia. At this moment, the Chicago Bears' wild-card hopes are still alive.
A capacity crowd at the Metrodome was nervous until Longwell's kick sailed through the uprights. Owner Zygi Wilf led the charge onto the field afterwards, celebrating the team's first playoff berth since he purchased the team in 2005.
I'll be back with more once we return from the locker room.