The efforts of the Atlanta Falcons to scare the Minnesota Vikings with the 1998 flashbacks were completely counterproductive.
Before Sunday's game, Atlanta honored longtime kicker Morten Andersen, who infamously kicked Minnesota out of the NFC Championship game after his magical 15-1 season. .
Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon responded with a performance of the "Dirty Birds" dance – the iconic 1998 Falcons striker – after scoring a touchdown, and Minnesota got its first eight-game winning streak since, well , & # 39; 98.
Behind the brilliant games of Mike Zimmer and his suffocating defense, the Vikings nervously put Matt Ryan, the reigning MVP, and kept the Falcons' prolific offense to nine points in a win over a big boy, 14 -9 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
While the season of a storybook or another clbadic and heartbreaking moment – like 98 – is not a guarantee, one thing is: this team of Vikings is very, very, very hard to beat.
Here is a complete summary of the game Sunday (Photos | History):