MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Favre threw four touchdown passes, and
the Vikings' defense put the clamps on the Dallas Cowboys in a 34-3
victory that sent Minnesota to the NFC title game.
Sidney Rice had six catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns
and the Vikings sacked Tony Romo six times to earn a trip to New
Orleans. The 13-and-4 Vikings will try for their first Super Bowl
berth since 1977 when they play the Saints in the NFC championship
next Sunday in the Superdome.
Romo's troubles in big games resurfaced at the wrong time for
the Cowboys, who finished 12-and-6. He completed 22 of 35 passes
for 198 yards, but lost two of his three fumbles and threw an
interception in the third quarter that put the game out of reach.
Ray Edwards had three sacks to help put the Vikings in their
first NFC title game since 2001.