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Favre/Lewis San Francisco Game-Winner Up For Award

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 12, 2010 – 5:08 pm

Hopefully everyone reading this blog on a regular basis is enjoying the fact that we, as followers of the NFL with primary concern for the Vikings, are still talking about football games and on-field action.

There are 24 other NFL teams, however, who aren’t playing any more games this season and instead have their primary focus on off-field activities, such as postseason awards.

But even though there are bigger things at stake, such as this weekend’s Divisional Round playoff matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, it’s still fun to point out the awards being handed out to the club and its players/coaches.

Earlier on Tuesday we pointed out that 3 Vikings were named to the Sporting News All-Pro Offensive team. Now a play from earlier in the season is up for another award.

In perhaps the signature moment of the season, QB Brett Favre heaved a 32-yard pass to the back of the endzone that found WR Greg Lewis with just 2 seconds to play in the game. Lewis found a way to catch the ball and tip-toe in the back of the endzone for the score, which gave the Vikings a dramatic and improbable come-from-behind 27-24 victory.

That particular play has been nominated for the 2009 Spring Can’t Miss Play of the Year. There are 4 other plays that have been nominated along with the Favre/Lewis play for the award, none of which were of the “can’t miss” caliber of the one that defeated the 49ers in Week 3 (we’re not biased or anything).

So, click the link in the paragraph before this one and vote for the Favre/Lewis play.


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35 Responses to “Favre/Lewis San Francisco Game-Winner Up For Award”

  1. By SkolVikings on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    That was an amazing play…

    haha, gotta get the first post before Cow fans start spamming

  2. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    JUST WATCHED THE VIDEO OF COWBOY REPORTER AND VIKING REPORTER! THE COWBOY REPORTER IS JUST AS BRAIN WASHED AS THE COWBOY FANS!!! HE WAS BRING UP THIONGS THAT HAPPENED 15-20-30 YEARS AGO! NOW THAT’S DIGG’IN DEEP FOR MOTIVATION! TO HEAR HIM TALK….YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE COWBOYS LED THE LEAGUE IN SACKS….SORRY BOYS…IT WAS …YES, THE VIKES! YOUR QB HAS SOME THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT COMING ACROSS THE LINE ALSO! LIKE I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES…WE ARE NOT THE EAGLES! CAN’T RUN ON THE 2 GAMES YOU JUST WON…LOOK AT THE WHOLE BODY OF WORK!

  3. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    YOU HAVE BEEN HOT AND COLD ALL SEASON! WHAT WAS THAT SCORE IN GREENBAY????????????? OHHHHH, 17-7..GREENBAY! WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE PLAYED THEM??????OHHHHHH 2 W’S! AGAINST THE GIANTS????A W….YOU?????????LOST LAST GAME PLAYED…….WANT TO KEEP GOING ON COMPARISONS…I DIDN’T THINK SO! DID YOUR PERSONEL CHANGE SINCE THEN…..HAVE A PRE-PLAYOFF DRAFT THAT WE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT IMPROVED YOUR TEAM! HOW MANY POINTS DID YOU SCORE AGAINST THE REDSKINS????? OHHHH, YOU HELD THEM TO 0 POINTS…WOW, THE REDSKINS! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!! THAT IS WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME! OH, THAT WHOLE VIQUEEN STUFF…THAT’S ALL U GOT..COULD COME UP WITH?!

  4. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    ALL OF YOU COWBOY FANS…BANDWAGON FANS, THAT WERE ALL OVER YOUR QB ALL YEAR…ALL I HEARD WAS ….HE’S GARBAGE……WE NEED TO GET RID OF HIM AND THE COACH…..NOW…..WELL, WE KNOW THE STORY, COWBOYS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL! WILL SAY THIS….VIKES ARE ALL READY SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING HOW THE COWBOYS ARE GOING TO HAND IT TO THEM….ALREADY TAKING THE UNDERDOG STANCE…WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU…….A UNDERDOG IN HIS OWN CAGE……GOOD LUCK! WAS GOING TO SAVE PREDICTION FOR FRIDAY…BUT HERE IT IS………..VIKINGS 31 – COWBOYS 27 ! ( BY THE WAY ) THE LAST 7 YOU SCORE WILL BE 2 MINUTES LEFT TYPE GARBAGE SCORE!

  5. By SkolVikings on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Simmer down old school… they’re just Cow fans…

  6. By Cowboys4life on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    In case u haven’t heard the only ones not picking Dallas to win is the people in Minnesota. There were talks at the beginning of this year if Favre could last an entire season….hince the reason he wanted to walk away. The only reason he came back and went to the Vikes was to get the ultimate revenge on the Packers. That was the last thing they wanted because he knows that team better then their own coaches.

    Now look at these stats:
    AP- 7 Fumbles- 3 from Chicago and 3 from Detroit Lions…Chicago Defensive rank is 23 and Lions 25. I don’t care how you look at that…I would worry, being that the Cowboys D is ranked #4.
    Avg. yd per carry
    AP rushing…4.4 yds
    Barber..4.4
    Felix J. 5.9
    Choice 5.5

    Dallas Rushing total NFL rank 7
    Minnesota’s 13

    Dallas Offensevive rank total NFL #2
    Minnesota #5

    Passing with Romo total NFL rank #6
    Favre #8

    So the proof is in the pudding- Everything else that you want to argue carries no water. Minni still has the 2nd easiest schedule in the NFL, ranked 31. While Dallas is ranked 11. What is funny about that stat is that Chicago (who beat the Vikings) had the easiest schedule in the NFL….yah the Bears who made AP fumble 3 times

  7. By Cowboys4life on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Also, Philly beat the Giants twice and Dallas beat Philly 3 times…so chew on that. Division rivalries are a lot different games, as you Vikes know VS the Packers. The game won’t even be close..at least a 20 point spread, Cowboys win. We have the edge on every facet of the game. We are smokin hot and I’m sorry but the men in purple aren’t going to stand in our way.

  8. By SkolVikings on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Here come the Cow fans—

    1. If you have more carries you’re going to fumble more, and to be fair to AP I think it has less to do with his grip than it does with a large upswing in coaching of stripping the ball. It is his drive to get every inch on every down that has been getting him in trouble.
    2. With the Chicago game, I’ll cede the first half was garbage but it was a near meaningless game for us. The second half, the team got back onto form and destroyed Chicago, it was just defict was so big, and Chicago managed a strip at the right time. I saw AZ and GB go back and forth on strips all day.
    3. MINN rushing is down because we don’t need to rush as much. Teams CONTINUE, weeks 1 – 17, to stack the box with 8 men to trap Petersen. Which, in games like AZ and CAR, when the O Line was pretty beat up, actually worked. With a rested O-line, I really don’t see that strategy working to well for the Cow’s.
    Also, I’d like to see your RB work with 8 men in the box on nearly every play.
    4. How many games were the Cowboys so far ahead that they pulled their starters? The only reason Romo is higher than Favre has more to do with the fact that Favre spent for than a games worth of time on the bench in favor of T-Jack, because the game was a blow out.
    5. Ease of schedule is a riciculous measuement in Pro Football. First, there is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL (unless you’re playing the Giants) Secondly, no one knows whose schedule is going to be easier or harder when they schedule. In the Preseason, it looked like the Vikings were going to have one of the toughest in the league… Too bad the 49′ers, Panthers, Bears, Seahawks and Ravens ended up being a bust. Too bad the Browns went a 4 game win streak over some good teams to end the season.

  9. By SkolVikings on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    A hot streak can end really quickly with Jared Allen and Ray Edwards knocking your QB every other play. How is the Dalls offensive line feeling these days? Haven’t had a week off in 3 months? You really think a fresh AWWE is going to be pushed over? A healthy Windfield? Little Henderson is back as well….
    Is Dallas going to not stack 8 men in the box? Or are they going to let Rice and Harvin run circles around the secondary?
    Unlike most folks, I don’t think this game is going to blow out in either direction. The Superdome is a though place to play…. but the Meterodome is worse. The noise … can Romo handle the pressue? He’s choked every other year.
    The fact of the matter is, the seasons over, the teams are in, and the season doesn’t matter anymore. The play offs are a whole new beast, and I expect a good football game. I also expect Vikes over Cows 30-24

  10. By moorevikes on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    hey cowboy fan4life i’m not big on looking up stats but apparently you are. could you do me a favor and do our home game stats and the cowboys away game stats? i’m serious not trying to be a smart a@#. the only stat i’m positive on is being 8-0 at home. you’ll get back to me then thanks.

  11. By SkolVikings on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    … and yes I was being sarcastic when I threw the Ravens in there….

  12. By jbork on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    exactly, Favre didn’t play 4 quaters in alot of the game because he WAS PULLED OUT, towards the end, so of course it would be easier for romo to get a better passer rating and more touchdowns

  13. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    This is going to be a great week! Keep it coming cowboy fans….we love it !

  14. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Can not wait till kick off!

  15. By Bleed Purple on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    I cant wait for Allen to Give Romo a Turf Pie to the FACE!!!! HAHAHAHA SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!

  16. By Hailmary on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Alot of people are ganna hate to see #4 get retired this way, not me but alot of people. D-Ware, Spencer, Brooking , oh my.

  17. By Hailmary on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Hey I like this site,

  18. By brice on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Skolviking, the reason Bret got pulled was because he was getting his brains beat in by the defense, hence the huge controvery with him and Brad

  19. By Hailmary on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    That Cowboy report was talking trash

  20. By brice on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Hey look, old school found the Caps Lock key finally.

  21. By Hailmary on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Do you guys no how tired of hearing about Bret, everybody really is. The good thing about this game is #4 well be done when it’s over with. He will know 4 sure he’s over stayed his welcome in the NFL.

  22. By Brettisbetter on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Its only gonna work if its true, but Brett outplayed Romo, lets be honest, Romo is such a choker, he finallllly does something rather than lose and you guys are world beaters, so much braggin, it takes away from the fact we already had a motivate quarterback, a Superbowl winner, so how many has Romeo, I mean Romo even been too, or how many games has he even won in the playoffs, wheres Jim Mora when you need him- I can hear his say to me concerning Mr Romo, Playoffs, Playoffs, dont talk to me about Playoffs, Well if you look at how mobile and precise the crisp passing is of Mr Superbowl Winner, not want a bee, and the plays he is making ya you better get it all in now, please and I hope the Entire Vikings Team looks at how brash, how sickening it is too have to be so overlooked the vikings are of even being close, oh please please keep it coming media and dallas fans please put your biggest hat on and your haughtiest swagger, pour it on, because even if you do and you could win, you will have taken away so very much of it by your poor attitude, bad sportmanslike conduct, that it would only make your demise, or a Romo chock that much sweeter, so sweet , ah, I can taste it already, I will enjoy it later or now it dont matter, cause the way the Vikings are this year, they are my World Champions, cause they know how to handle a Win and a loss, with Class, real class. Just wait till Our Defensive ends play, oh man I am gonna turn my head, I dont dont want the young man to be hurt, Jessica wheres Jess, stretcher, Listen Keep it up this Team is Feeling truly dis-respected.

  23. By B. Monits on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I urge metrodome public address people to play nothing but Jessica Simpson music when Romo is on the field!

  24. By jaymapp on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    It seems to me the national media and cowboys fans are suffering from the NFL concussion syndrome!! They win 1 playoff game in 13 years and all of a sudden they are a super bowl team. Please with all this nonsense. Winning at home against the weak ass eagles is one thing but winning on the road in a very hostile environment is a whole different ballgame!! AG downsaded monster in the backfield. Your running game doesnt compare and percy is going to carve you guys up on 3rd down!! And you better not let Percy go crazy on special teams or he will house you!!! Dallas shut your pie hole and beat some real playoff teams to earn respect.

  25. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Kinda like Brice…what’s sad is the fact that we will never hear from him again come late Sunday and Monday! The Cowboy will turn Coward…. Cowboy to Coward in 3 hours….that’s fast!

  26. By steven on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    wow the media and cowboy fans are going to shoot them selfs in the foot

  27. By brice on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I will be back just to say “SEE”.

  28. By Cowboys4life on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    It’s not that the media is raising the Cowboys high on a pedastool because of one playoff win. It’s because of the way they are playing late in the season. We knocked the Saints so far off there pedastool that they lost to the Bucs. Favre chokes when he plays the Cowboys and that is a fact. Ur child molesting looking coach doesnt know how to handle a player who thinks he’s bigger than the NFL. The dome in New Orleans is louder then Minni’s …and that is a fact. The Cowboys home is a Dome and they have been blaring sound effects of what it will be like. Pretty cool idea. Cowboys just have too many stars for Minni to handle on Offense.

  29. By Cowboys4life on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Oh and when we win I will be back to say SEE as well.

  30. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Cowboys4life………do you mean like Broke-Back mountain type Cowboys?!

  31. By Cowboys4life on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    no I mean men who dress like women and wear purple.

  32. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I was only half right

  33. By Cowboys4life on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    and…your only half way there

  34. By Nate F. on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I like how the media and everyone else bashes Favre for throwing costly intereceptions but I watched Tom brady throw 3 INT and 1 Fumble and no one said anything but “he’s just having a bad day because he’s coming off of an injury” But when Favre threw the interceptions due to a shoulder injury in his throwing arm when he was on the Jets the media teared him apart.

    NOW we see Rodgers throw an INT on his first play and a Fumble on the last play to win the game but EVERY ONE is only talking about how great he is to lead his team to a come back.

    Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?

  35. By peter john groff on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    when the saints fans going to be loud call out the bigs palys out onto the field to one by one palyer one of the saints take them down and out of the game ssk the williams brothers both of them talk to them about blocking every saints palyer catch one by one take out put them down and changes uo the palys that will lead to win the game this time to play hard ball paly it well practicing hrad ask one of guys the runback guys talk to them about be fast super fast speed down the field to pasting game put heat on

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