Vikings rally for overtime winMinnesota Sports
-- Ryan Longwell nailed a 35-yard field goal in overtime to give the Vikings a 27-24 win over the Cardinals at the Metrodome. Brett Favre connected with Visanthe Shiancoe from 25-yards out with 34 second left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
MINNEAPOLIS - Ryan Longwell nailed a 35-yard field goal in overtime to give the Vikings a 27-24 win over the Cardinals at the Metrodome. Brett Favre connected with Visanthe Shiancoe from 25-yards out with 34 second left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Favre finished 36-of-47 for a career-high 446 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Minnesota, which trailed 24-10 in the fourth quarter before rallying to improve to 3-and-5 on the season. Adrian Peterson rumbled for 81 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown and Percy Harvin added 126 yards via the air in the win. Derek Anderson had 15 completions for 179 yards with a TD pass to Andre Roberts for Arizona, which fell to 3-and-5.
LaRod Stephens-Howling returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Michael Adams added a 30-yard fumble recovery caused by former UW all-star O'Brien Schofield for another score, while Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald hauled in 107 yards on seven receptions in defeat. The Vikes are at Chicago next week.
When the Vikings fell behind by 14-points in the fourth quarter, the hometown fans lustily booed the team and chants of "Fire Childress" rang throughout the Metrodome.
Head coach Brad Childress said after the game that he was prepared to hear some negative things from the stands because of the way the team had performed. He was happy to move on to get the win and would not comment on his job status, which had been called into question by various media reports throughout the week. Quarterback Brett Favre says he didn't feel like he was playing for his coach's job, instead saying, "if we had lost, we all would have had one foot in the parking lot." As it stands, the Vikings rallied to win and Favre says the victory "will calm things."