Minnesota Vikings 27 San Francisco Giants 24
40 years young, but still rollin’…Brett Favre played until the very last second and came out with a victory. With just two seconds left in regulation, Favre found Greg Lewis on a 32-yard touchdown strike to lift the Vikings to a three-point win over the 49ers.
The play was actually reviewed to determine if Lewis kept both feet inbounds, but after the review, the ruling on the field stood: touchdown Minnesota.
Favre now has 43 career comebacks from 4th-quarter deficits or ties. “It’s hard to even recall all of ‘em. This one was pretty special,” he said.
Favre finished the game completing 24 of 46 passes for 301 yards and two touchdown strikes; Favre connected with Sidney Rice in the 1st quarter to give the Vikings a 7-0 lead.
San Francisco’s Shaun Hill was 15-of-25 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns to Vernon Davis.
Here is a video clip of Favre’s winning touchdown pass to Lewis:
Cincinnati Bengals 23 Pittsburgh Steelers 20
Down 20-9 after three quarters, the Cincinnati Bengals stormed back, scoring two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to cap a come-from-behind victory against the defending Super Bowl champions.
With 14 seconds left in regulation, Carson Palmer connected with Andre Caldwell on a 4-yard pass to give Cincinnati a 21-20 lead; the Bengals were successful on the ensuing two-point conversion.
Earlier in the 4th quarter, Cedric Benson’s 23-yard touchdown run cut the Pittsburgh lead to five at 20-15. Benson finished the game with 76 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Palmer finished the game 20-of-37 passing for 183 yards and the one touchdown to Caldwell.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 22 of 31 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown to Willie Parker in the 1st quarter; Roethlisberger also scored a touchdown on a one-yard run in the 3rd quarter.
Here is a clip of Palmer’s pass to Caldwell:
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