The way the pundits, the "experts," were talking all week, the Minnesota Vikings could just mail this one in. Sure, once the Cardinals/Vikings game was flexed as the weekÆs marquee game, the obvious Favre vs. Warner hype became inevitable. But the talk of this actually being a hard-fought battle between two NFC powerhouses never appeared (unless you happened to read it here).
There was an air of inevitability at play here, too. The Warner/Favre show was a great story line, but the Cardinals, fresh off a crushing road loss with 0:00 on the clock in Tennessee, and a measly 2-3 at home, were just another bump in the Vikings' road to the NFC Championship game. This game, beyond the quarterbacks, never got the respect it deserved in the press.
It was æall aboutÆ Brett Fav ...
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