A week off may have done Kurt Warner some good.
The Cardinals lead Minnesota 21-10 at halftime on the strength of three Warner touchdowns and great protection from Arizona’s line. Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are both off to monster starts.
The Vikings have given up a lot of big passing plays this year, an odd trait for a team with such a great pass rush. The pass rush isn’t getting to Warner yet, and it hasn’t mattered that Arizona hasn’t been able to run.
Minnesota got a scare when it lost tackles Phil Loadholdt and Bryant McKinnie during the first half, but both have returned to the game.
Now Brett Favre will have to overcome a big halftime deficit, something the Vikings haven’t been forced to do this season.