Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
The Saints had taken a 28-21 lead after Percy Harvin fumbled in the fourth quarter. The home team converted that turnover into a Reggie Bush touchdown when a replay challenge showed the ball crossed the plane of the goal line with 12:39 left.
What could make Favre's retirement decision more difficult is that the Vikings are loaded with young talent and had a league-high 10 Pro Bowlers this year. Receivers Harvin and Rice blossomed this year under Favre. And Peterson will be going into just his fourth year, no doubt with one of his offseason goals focused on trying to fix his turnover problems.
As Childress pointed out, no playoff team that won the turnover margin has lost a playoff game this year.
"It's going to be a pill each person is going to have swallow at their own pace," Harvin said of the turnovers. "Even with the penalties, we were still in position to win the game. Even with all the fumbles, we still had a chance to win, which says a lot about this team. But at the same time, we didn't get the job done."
Harvin said the players tried to do too much."It was a big game, and everybody wanted to be that guy to make that explosive play," Harvin said.
I guess it's hard when ginormous, purple egos get in the way.
Oh well, Nascar starts soon.