Minnesota Vikings defeat New York Giants, 44-7

Vikings players ordinarily have the luxury of enjoying the moments after a victory, such as the 44-7 pasting they put on the New York Giants on Sunday in their regular-season finale.

Except Sunday was anything but ordinary inside the Metrodome and throughout this frigid state.

That was evident when a "Let's Go Cowboys" chant started among the fans in the second half with the Vikings holding a commanding lead. It also was evident as Vikings coaches and players scatter...

Kevin Williams described the Vikings' defensive performance Sunday as "fun." Chad Greenway called the synergy between the players "a beautiful process."

Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen was a little more blunt after the Vikings defense made a joke of the New York Giants offense in a 44-7 victory at the Metrodome.

"We just kind of wanted to shut the outside people up and show ourselves that it's all about what we do," Allen said.

Though the Vikings defense clearl...