"It was pretty obvious that the intent was to take Brett out of the game, and it happened the week before with Kurt Warner, too," Cook said. "I don't know anything about whether it was by design or whatever, but I think a lot of people shared that same viewpoint that there were some hits that didn't get called."
Cook, however, said Favre never suggested to him he was maliciously targeted.
"That's part of football, getting hit," Cook said. "Brett never complained to me one way or another."
Responding to a fan's comment on Twitter that — even if the Saints had a bounty program — the playoff hit on Warner was clean, the former Cardinals quarterback messaged back, "I would have to agree with you!!!"
AP Sports Writer Dave Campbell in Minneapolis contributed to this story.
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