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Favre’s Timing Impeccable Again

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2009 – 7:32 am

The Vikings had seen this before. Brett Favre, trailing late in the 4th quarter, rallies his troops and drives them down the field for a game-winning score to break your heart and send you home with a loss.

Except this time Favre was on the Vikings side.

“Well, it happens against you so many times playing against him, so it was great to see him on our side come out and pull it off,” DT Kevin Williams said in the locker room after the game. “He made a great play for us.”

Aside from guiding the Vikings to one of their most dramatic wins in team history, Favre also became the first Vikings QB since Daunte Culpepper in 2005 to throw for 300 yards in a game. His game-winning 32-yard pass to Greg Lewis on Sunday pushed him to 301 yards passing on the afternoon.

Favre’s timing was appropriate for one final reason on Sunday. His late-game heroics and the Vikings first 300-yard passing day since Week 3 of 2005 came the day before the 40-year anniversary of Joe Kapp’s 7-TD performance against Baltimore (9/28/1969). In that game, Kapp became the 1st Vikings QB to throw for 400 yards in a game and he set the team record for TD passes in a game (7).


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5 Responses to “Favre’s Timing Impeccable Again”

  1. By Freddygx on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    Hope this brings Fran Tarkington on board. Our Packers chased him around the field with the fans yelling, “Get him, Get him, Get him.” And do you know what? They NEVER did. He was a great scrambling QB. Now you have Favre too and are getting to understand why the Packer nation have loved him for years. Most of us still do.

  2. By Geo140 on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    Greg Lewis…for those of you Viking fans who don’t know… started his career with my Philadelphia Eagles, and then to the New England Patriots. I always thought it was a shame that he was traded instead of being worked more into a 3rd receiver type role with us. He can stretch a field and has good hands.

    Our problem is that Reid likes to play musical receivers. Not a good way for a team to build QB-WR chemistry…particularly when you have a QB that throws in the dirt allot.

    Great win Minnesota. I’d prefer to blow out a team…but to get a win like this keeps you pumped up for days on end. GREAT WIN and Congrats.

  3. By badboy on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    we should give bret farve an, grammy like kanye west. why cause
    he’s Amazein yeah he’s all that , if he ain’t on the grind then what you call that. Amazein.
    little boosie.

    ahhhhhhha we getting that bret farve money. $ SING , SING,
    you better believe it. you better beliEVE IT . YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT

  4. By Playoffs on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    Nice rocket ball, Brett.
    Let’s see how Favre does in the Playoffs when it’s win or go home.
    I can hear Vikings’ fans cursing him for rifling it into double coverage when the game is on the line.

  5. By Go Brett on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    To By Playoffs:

    If he does rifle it into double coverage during the playoffs it will be because the Vikings WERE good enough to get to the playoffs and the game could very well be on the line.

    I would curse him more for being afraid to throw into double coverage with a game on the line! At least he plays to win even if he has to throw a few blocks to do it. That’s exactly why he IS great…..it’s about winning.

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