Time Capsule: Jan. 17, 1999 -- Vikes lose to Falcons in NFC title game


This one hurt. Bad.

After going 15-1 in the 1998 regular season, the Vikings lost to Atlanta in overtime, 30-27, in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 17, 1999.

David Zingler wrote a re-cap for MinnPost on the 10-year anniversary of that Purple downer a few years ago. His bottom line: "I can't help but wonder what might have been had Gary Anderson made that kick."

Anderson's field goal miss was also one of the NFL's Top 10 Foul-Ups, according to the NFL Network...

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