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The Vikes had to get it done now if they were to become NFC Central Division Champions. As they had all season, the defense stepped up, scoring their seventh TD in a 21-14 battle with the eventual World Champions.
Minnesota's Anthony Parker would be named NFL Defensive Player of the Month based on a string that began in this game. This would be the first of three games in which Parker scored a defensive touchdown, a first in NFL history. New York, a playoff team in 1993, took a slide as the Vikings conquered 27-10.moreless
Jerry Rice caught the attention of the record books with three TDs. The last of these was Rice's 127th career touchdown, surpassing Jim Brown. Six new San Francisco defensive starters also kept the Silver and Black at bay, 44-14.