NFL Game Capsules
(Sunday, January 17th)
Final Score: Minnesota 34, Dallas 3
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Brett Favre threw three of his four touchdown passes to Sidney Rice, and the Minnesota Vikings used a stifling defense to shut down the Cowboys, 34-3, and reach the NFC Championship Game. Favre threw for 234 yards for the Vikings, who had a bye last week and were sharp on both sides of the ball to reach the conference title game for the first time since 2000. Second-seeded Minnesota advances to play the top- seeded Saints next Sunday in New Orleans. Ray Edwards recorded three sacks for a Minnesota defense that constantly pressured Tony Romo, who threw for 198 yards, but had no touchdowns, was picked off once and lost two fumbles. Shaun Suisham made one field goal but missed two others for the Cowboys, who had won four in a row, including a win over Philadelphia last week in an NFC wild card game.
Final Score: NY Jets 17, San Diego 14