On This Date 1/17/1998

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The Atlanta Falcons stun the Minnesota Vikings in overtime 30-27 to win the NFC Championship Game to advance to their first Super Bowl. The Falcons rallied from a ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter at the Metrodome, as Gary Anderson a missed 38-yard field goal that would have sealed the win. Meanwhile, Morten Andersen hit for Atlanta from 38 yards to win the game in overtime.