The Arizona Cardinals’ two-touchdown lead against the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t safe against a startlingly perfect Brett Favre—after coming back from a fourth-and-goal stop to come within one touchdown, the Vikings’ offense roared back down the field with minutes to go in the fourth quarter, leading to a 25-yard touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Brett Favre has set a new career-high in passing yards—he’s 35-for-46 with 424 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He completed four consecutive passes to score the touchdown from more than 70 yards downfield. The Cardinals, who could end up in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West with a win this afternoon, couldn’t stop the Vikings and couldn’t get into field goal position with the last dregs of the fourth quarter.
The Minnesota Vikings, 2-6 and having just shed Randy Moss, find themselves in a must-win situation, and in the fourth quarter they’ve somehow put themselves into position to do it. The Cardinals won the toss and will receive the ball first in sudden-death overtime.