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NFC Championship Game - Final

Bob Davis

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The Saints get the ball to start the second half. After scrambling for an 11 yard gain, QB Bobby Scott completes a pass to TE Henry Childs who was all alone on the short end of the field along the sidelines. The big man rumbles down the sideline covering 53 yards to the Bronco 3 yard line. The Bronco defense stuffs the Saints on two straight running plays and Scott is sacked yet again for a 17 yard loss on 3rd down. K Nick Mike-Meyer shanks a FG just inside the left post for the first score of the game. The ensuing kickoff is a good one, driving return man Steve Watson 3 yards deep into the endzone. Watson decides to bring it out sprinting straight up the middle curling left and following a two-man convoy down the left sideline into the endzone for a touchdown. The Superdome goes silent. K Jim Turner adds the extra point giving the Broncos a 7-3 lead. RB Chuck Muncie takes the kickoff all the way to the 40 yard line giving the Saints good field position. After a 13 yard completion to WR Ike Harris, Scott throws an incomplete pass and is sacked twice forcing a punt. Watson fumbles the punt but fortunately for the Broncos the ball goes out of bounds. QB Craig Morton completes to RB Otis Armstrong for 11 yards, and then throws his second interception of the game. LB Reggie Mathis gets his second pick of the game returning the ball to the Bronco 31 yard-line. With only 3 plays remaining in the game, the Saints face a 3rd and 3. Scott is sacked for the 6th time. Now, at 4th and 11, and with only two plays remaining, Scott throws a pass into the endzone intended for Muncie that falls incomplete. The Broncos offense assumes the victory formation ending the game. Thanks to a tough defense that tallied 6 sacks, and despite two Morton interceptions, the Broncos prevail 7-3 and will defend their season 15 Super Bowl title in Super Bowl 16.   

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I liked Morton also. I think he was somewhat unfairly remembered only for his poor performance in Super Bowl 12.

As for the NFC Championship, it was an edge of your seat type of game! I couldn't believe the pressure the Orange Crush was getting on Bobby Scott! No blitzing, just mainly crowding the A gap. Also, very unusual to overcome two turnovers and win! 

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