It was do-or-die for both the Vikes and Bengals if they wanted to see the playoffs. Minnesota owned the first half, only to see Cincinnati cut the lead down to one point. Late in the game, a fourth-and-goal from the Bengals' one-yard line produced the Vikings' clinching score. Minnesota won the NFC Central title, 29-21.moreless
After spotting the Rams a 17-point lead, the Niners showed why they were World Champions. John Taylor gained 286 yards and scored an unprecedented two TDs from beyond 90 yards in San Francisco's phenomenal comeback. A special-teams effort set up Roger Craig for the final touchdown of the 30-27 San Francisco triumph.moreless
For one half, the Vikings played physical defense and kept the game on their terms. But the Giants' Pepper Johnson turned the tide with a touchdown, the start of 24 unanswered points in New York's 24-14 comeback win.
Reversing a spiral that saw them lose three of their previous four games, the Browns greased Chicago's skids. A goal-line stand led to the game's most memorable play: Bernie Kosar's 98-yard TD pass to Webster Slaughter. That finalized the score at 27-7 Cleveland.
Frank Reich made his first-ever NFL start and showed flashes of his future brilliance. Trailing 20-16 late in the fourth quarter, Reich directed an unimaginable comeback. The 23-20 final knocked the Rams from the heights of the unbeaten.