It was over when ...
Ryan Longwell nailed a 50-yard field goal with five seconds remaining in the game, giving the Vikings the victory and their first division championship since 2000. The Giants already had clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed and a first-round playoff bye. Minnesota, the North champion, is the NFC's No. 3 seed.
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a shaky start -- he tripped in the backfield and fumbled the ball in the first quarter. But he regrouped, and on the next series, the NFL's rushing leader dashed 67 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 103 yards, the 10th 100-yard game of his two-year NFL career.
Derrick Ward rushed for 77 yards, putting him over 1,000 for the season and making the Giants just the fourth team with two 1,000-yard running backs (Brandon Jacobs has 1,089). ... New York backup QB David Carr took over for starter Eli Manning in the second half. ... The Vikings are 6-2 at home this season.