Historical Events on January 17th, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The Miss", Minnesota Viking placekicker Gary Anderson had become the first kicker in history to finish the regular season without missing a field goal or extra point attempt, but misses a field goal late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to tie the game and eventually win it in overtime
  • AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)