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Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre (4) celebrates with wide receiver Sidney Rice after a 45-yard touchdown pass during the second half Sunday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Favre, Vikings advance to NFC Championship with 34-3 win over Cowboys

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This is why Brett Favre said he was coming back. And back he is -- maybe better than ever.

Four -- count 'em, four -- touchdown passes from Minnesota's 40-year-old quarterback put the Vikings within a game of the Super Bowl with a 34-3 rout of the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the NFC championship Sunday.


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