Originally posted on The Viking Age  |  Last updated 10/7/11

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Series: Vikings lead 13-10Last Meeting: Minnesota needed a crazy comeback to top Arizona 27-24 in overtime last season. This was the finalmagic moment in Brett Favre‘s career. Favre was 36-47 for career-high 446 yards, but started the game with an interception on Minnesota’s first drive, then threw another pick on 2nd and goal from the Cardinals’ 2 yard line.The Cardinals had a 24-10 lead and the nail appeared the be in the coffin after Favre threw an incomplete pass intended for Jeff Dugan on 4th and goal from the Cardinals’ 1 with just 6:26 remaining. But the Vikings’s defense forced a three and out and Favre quickly drove them 40 yards for a touchdown. Another three and out and punt set the Vikings up with the ball on their own 23 with 2:24 left. Favre led another efficient drive for a touchdown. The Vikings’ defense made another stop in overtime before Ryan Longwell ended the game with a 35-yard field goal. Maybe the magic was actually with the defense? Feels like we won’t see t...
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