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Re: Supa Steeler Journal
Vikings knock off Sluggish 49ers after slow start, Advance to Super Bowl
Percy Harvin gathered 55 all purpose yards and the game clinching touchdown
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It was over when...
With 5:46 left in the Final Quarter of the National Football Championship game. Up 17-6 David Garrard threw a 6 yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin to wrap up the game and send the Vikings to the Super Bowl.
Rookie Vikings Receiver Mardy Gilyard had 2 receptions for 116 yards and a 89 yard touchdown run.
The 49ers dominated most offensive stats except from redzone offense and turnovers. Those two along doomed the 49ers to their chance at a Super Bowl Birth.
Frank Gore rushed the ball 36 times for 115 yards. It was the first time in over 15 years the Vikings gave up a 100 yard rusher in the playoffs.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brad Childress, beaming and sporting an NFC champions cap, waded through the mob on the muddt field until he found his wide reciever, Percy Harvin.
And there they stood in the raining confetti, the winning NFC coach and the game changer, finally savoring a moment that was a long time coming since last season.
The 49ers Super Run is over.
"We didn't make the required plays today to win the football game" Said Coach Singletary.
On Defense the 49ers only allowed 235 total yards. They sacked David Garrard six times.
But when they needed their offense to step up they were not there.
"It was annoying" commented Cornerback Marcus Trufant "It was as if they were not trying with full heart"
The 49ers had just passed for 122 yards. A dissapointing way to end the season?
"Definitley" told to reporters the Defensive Player of the Year Patrick Willis who recorded eight tackles and three sacks.
"We will be back"
Not this time as the Vikings manhandelled the 49ers during the second half.
"We put so much effort into it this year, we had to win, after what happened last year" said Running Back Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings (14-4) will meet the (14-4) Steelers in Louisana for a rematch of Super Bowl IX in which the Steelers beat the Vikings 16-6.
Notes:The 49ers record as an Away NFC Championship opponent is 1-5 and 5-8 total.