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NFL – 1988 – NFC Championship – Minnesota Vikings VS Washington Redskins – 4th Qtr


In the final quarter….QB Wade Wilson got the Vikings moving on a 10-play, 52-yard drive…..finding receiver Anthony Carter for 23 yards….running back Allen Rice for 15…..and Jordan for nine….as the Vikings eventually got a first down on the Redskins 3-yard line….but Washington’s defense made a goal line stand….stopping Minnesota on three consecutive running plays….and forcing them to settle for Chuck Nelson’s 18-yard field goal to tie the game. The Redskins then marched 70 yards in eight plays, including QB Doug Williams’ 43-yard completion to Gary Clark….then tossing a score on Williams’ 7-yard touchdown pass to Clark to take the lead, 17–10 with 5:06 left in the game….as the Vikings subsequently would drive to the Washington 6-yard line….with Wilson completing five passes on the way there….but on fourth down and four with 56 seconds left in the game….Vikings RB Darrin Nelson would drop a potential touchdown catch after being hit by DB Darrell Green….thus enabling the Redskins to run out the        clock. 

Redskins QB Doug Williams completed only nine of 26 passes for 119 yards….but threw two touchdowns and no interceptions….while his team gained 161 yards on the ground….with 72 from Smith….as QB Wade Wilson completed 19 of 39 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown….with one interception….as WR Anthony Carter caught 7 passes for 85 yards….while returning 4 punts for 57 yards.   

All i all. this was a really hard-fought rough and outstanding NFC Championship game that is well worth watching….even if it is in 4 different parts in our football section.  

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