NFL: Favre, Vikings sail to 44-7 victory over Giants
By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings did everything right that went wrong in December, aggressively pursuing the swagger they had before the slump just in time for the playoffs.
Favre passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns without a turnover in less than three quarters, lifting the Vikings to a 44-7 victory over the barely-there New York Giants on Sunday.
Controlling the game from the very first drive against a Giants team sitting five players who started at least four games this season, the Vikings (12-4) cruised into the locker room to start watching the Philadelphia-Dallas game with an eye on their seed for the NFC playoffs.
They needed an Eagles loss to finish second behind sputtering New Orleans and get a first-round bye, and throughout the second half the crowd broke into Lets go Cowboys! chants.