The Bears beat the Vikings for the 8th time in their last nine Windy City meetings. From AP-
Brett Favre cranked up and made one more impossible throw, zinging a touchdown pass in the fading seconds. Too bad for the Minnesota Vikings, that merely put them into overtime.
Once again, they came up short. And the way Favre sees it, they’re headed to an early playoff exit.
The Vikings lost again Monday night, beaten by the Chicago Bears 36-30 when Jay Cutler tossed a 39-yard strike to Devin Aromashodu. Minnesota fell for the third time in four games, and the defeat gave the New Orleans Saints home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
Favre has never led a team to a win after trailing by 17 or more points, falling to 0-43 in such situations. The Bears were up 23-6 in the third quarter and the Vikings were able to tie it twice.
They started 10-1 behind a resurgent Favre, but have tailed off since. Favre had a good game after three mediocre performances, completing 26 of 40 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Peterson ran for 94 yards and two scores, but the Vikings simply couldn’t pull this one out.
I watched parts of last night’s game. When the score reached 23-6, I decided to go to bed. Then I couldn’t fall asleep and turned the game back on to find Minnesota was driving for a touchdown that would tie the game at 23-23. I stuck around for the rest.
Favre was very impressive last night but one game does that outweigh the mountain of evidence since that this quarterback fades at the end of the season. Since the Vikings will get a first round bye, I can see them making the NFC Championship game but IMHO they won’t get to the Super Bowl with Favre leading the team.
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