The regular season ended with the Vikings trouncing a listless, uninspired Giants team. Brett Favre was brilliant, the defense was frisky, Adrian Peterson made an impact despite being used sparingly.
The naysayers, of course, will say that it was only the Giants, a team so far out of it they didn’t even bother trying. There’s truth in that, but still, when you beat an NFL team as bad as the Vikes beat the Giants today, it’s as much to do with your excellence as their ineptitude.
The #2 seed can still be had, if the Eagles/Cowboys game goes the Vikings’ way. And even if it doesn’t, the Vikes will be home next week. And they look just about unbeatable under their friendly dome.