Another Reason to be Thankful This Year: Brett Favre

November 30, 2009 at 12:25am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Today’s performance against the Chicago Bears was yet another excellent display of the Vikings’ powerhouse scoring team: Sydney Rice, Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shancoe, Bernard Berrian, and of course, Adrian Peterson, leading the charge against Chicago.

It was also nice to see the veteran Chester Taylor getting some great plays in today, as well as in last week’s bout with Seattle. I am beginning to think that this offense is one of the best out there! But as Troy Aikman and that other FOX sports commentator were repeatedly saying today, it was Brett whose leadership and presence this season has turned the Vikings into what was once a chaotic, second tier mob into one of the league’s most formidable teams. 

Don’t get me wrong here. As a lifelong Vikings supporter I was initially reticent to embrace Favre as QB, particularly given his history as an icon of the hated Green Bay Slackers. I have supported the Vikes even in the dark days of miserably bad decisions such as when they released Randy Moss. But there is no question what value Brett has brought to the team. His last second touchdown pass to Greg Lewis against the 49ers sealed the deal for me. Brett Favre is truly a sports hero for the ages. 

Next victim: Cardinals (7-3) for Sunday night’s game.

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jt November 30, 2009 at 1:23pm

I’m also a lifelong Vikings fan and I refuse to support the team as long as Favre is involved. I’m warning you, don’t get sucked in. Favre will throw three picks in a playoff game to cost the Vikes the Super Bowl.

Gene November 30, 2009 at 1:43pm

As a lifelong Packers fan, I agree. wink

Mr. T November 30, 2009 at 2:16pm

jt - What is your thinking behind this position? Its easily understandable how hardcore fans of The Pap would be bitter and alienated, but how can you not support the Vikings now?

Clearly, Favre has made them a much better team. Having an experienced, solid QB was their missing link for years. In fact, this is one of the best teams they have had in what - 2 decades? Also, Favre himself is having one of the best seasons in his career. Although it is true that historically he has a bad interception record, this season his interceptions are way down. Favre + Vikings = Great team.

Gene November 30, 2009 at 2:24pm

Yeah, I was thinking historically. He might not this year though. He’s never had a running game like he does this year, and his receivers are playing really well. They seem suited to his playing style.

I did notice that he threw 48 passes yesterday. That’s a lot for a 40 year-old arm, even Favre’s. Brad Childress seems to be relying less on the running game and more on the passing game. Personally, I don’t think he should go down that road.

Gene December 21, 2009 at 1:38pm

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