Falcons’ greatest moment, No. 1: The Kick

Morten Andersen game-winning field goal in the NFC championship against the Vikings transformed the Falcons franchise. (Ben Gray/AJC)

“We knew we had a good team as we were coming off a season where we won five of our last seven games and added some really good pieces,” explained Terance Mathis. “Then, we reeled off 11 wins in a row after we lost in New York [to the Jets Week 8].’’


Mickey White skipped through Barnacle's Restaurant in Norcross yelling, "We're going to Miami! We're going to Miami!" Then he broke into a slow flap and sang: "I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky ..."

When Morten Andersen's overtime field goal sailed through the uprights Sunday, it propelled the Falcons to the Super Bowl for the first time. It also set off a wild celebration that had metro Atlanta partying well into the night, and sent fans scrambling to make travel arrangements for Miami.

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