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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