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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Vikings Show Sign of Life, Come From Behind to Beat Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings’ season isn’t over yet.  When they found themselves trailing the Cardinals 24-10 in the fourth quarter, it certainly appeared that it was.  Brett Favre picked a good day to set a career high with passing yardage, as the Vikings needed all 446 of them to pull out a 27-24 overtime victory.

The Vikings are the definition of a team in turmoil at the moment.  Brett Favre has had to deal with sexual harassment allegations and nagging injuries, the Randy Moss experiment was an epic failure, and it’s no secret that Brad Childress is coaching to save his job.  A loss to Arizona at home would have dropped Minnesota to 2-6 and all but signaled their decision to throw in the towel.

Instead, Favre led touchdown drives of 35 and 77 yards with under five minutes left in the game.  Adrian Peterson racked up 144 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns.  It’s extremely difficult to compliment Brett Favre on anything at this point, but you have to hand it to a 41 year old who can still lead a fourth quarter comeback and set a personal high while he’s at it.  Come to think of it, we don’t need to compliment Favre on his outstanding afternoon.  I’m sure he’ll be patting himself on the back for the rest of the season.

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