Some (i.e., me) were concerned that the Minnesota Vikings were walking into a trap in St. Louis.
With two emotional games against the 49ers and Packers in their wake, a short week after one of the biggest Monday night games ever, a quarterback who might be feeling some of his 40th birthday cake churning in his guts (and joints), and three tough games on tap (Baltimore, at Pittsburgh, at Green Bay), it would be easy for the Vikings to go to sleep in St. Louis.
But the bright yellow in the Rams’ throwback uniforms apparently has jarred Minnesota to life. The Vikings own a 14-0 lead with only seven minutes off the clock.
The scoring opened after the visiting team drove 80 yards. Brett Favre completed four of five throw for 66 yards, receiver Percy Harvin caught two passes for 46, and Adrian Peterson finished the deal with a five-yard touchdown run.
The Rams were moving the ball well on the next drive, until quarterback Kyle Boller (really?) made like Garo Yepremian, and defensive end Jared Allen made like Jim Marshall — but running in the right direction.
A wasted replay review from Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo confirmed the obvious. Fumble, recovery, run, touchdown, Cornell-Hofstra, slaughter.