NFL: Saints Take NFC Championship In Thrilling Duel With The Vikings

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal 4:45 into overtime moved the Saints into the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, as they beat Minnesota, 31-28, in the NFC Championship Game.

The Saints will play Peyton Manning and the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami on February 7. Indianapolis beat the visiting New York Jets, 30-17, in the AFC title game earlier Sunday.


The NFC Championship more than lived up to the hype as the two best offenses in the league had a wild west style showdown in New Orleans.

The Vikings have no one else but themselves to blame for this huge loss; the fumbles, Brett Favre's interceptions and a defense unable to stop Drew Brees all played a role in the Vikings heartbreaking demise.

And now the Saints get ready for their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. 

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