Here's one reason national media appear to have lost interest in the Vikings since Brett Favre retired:

Records in the post-Favre era

(Regular-season win-loss since start of 2011)

The worst five

St. Louis Rams 3-16

Indianapolis Colts 3-16

Cleveland Browns 4-16

Minnesota Vikings 5-14

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-14

The best five

Green Bay Packers 16-3

San Francisco 49ers 15-4

Baltimore Ravens 15-5

New England Patriots 14-5

Pittsburgh Steelers 13-6

Houston Texans 13-6

Atlanta Falcons 13-6

New Orleans Saints 13-6

The rest of the NFC North

Detroit Lions 11-8

Chicago Bears 10-9