Well, the Vikings were brought down a peg on Sunday night in Arizona, as Kurt Warner and the Cardinals won pretty convincingly, 30-17. Arizona is now 8-4 on the year.
The Saints won in overtime today, 33-30 over Washington, so that almost assuredly will give New Orleans the home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Cardinals win ends the Vikings' four-game winning streak, and they are now 10-2. Brett Favre set the record for consecutive games started, with 283 (for non-kickers that is), and also set the record for seasons with 3,000 or more yards with 18, and the consecutive record for years of 3,000 yards or more passing as well.
But it was really a night to forget for Favre and the Vikes. They capitalized on an Arizona fumble and turned it into a score in the first quarter, with Favre throwing a TD to Visanthe Shiancoe. But he was picked off twice, and it seemed like the Vikings could do nothing else right the rest of the night. Favre threw a grabage time TD to Percy Harvin inside the last two minutes to make the score more respectable.
But Kurt Warner had a great night, throwing three TDs, and his offensive line was very impressive, as the Vikings defense line was completely shut down, with no sacks on the night. Warner suffered a concussion two weeks ago against the Rams and missed last week's game, but showed no ill effects from that.
So, the 10-2 Vikings now prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals at the Metrodome next Sunday afternoon.