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Fireworks from Favre turn a loss into a win

Somehow, he did it.

Less than two weeks from his 40th birthday, he did it.

After a failed late-game drive that was beginning to feel like vintage Brett Favre come-from-behind heroics, the Vikings’ defense forced a punt from the 49ers.  And then Favre took it all to the next level, moving the team 80 yards with no timeouts and 89 seconds on the clock.

Favre nickeled-and-dimed the ball down the field, with a smattering of short receptions and way too many seconds ticking off the clock as several plays ended with the receiver catching the ball in bounds.

Ultimately, 12 ticks remained, and Favre and the Vikings were 32 yards from paydirt, trailing by four points.

It felt hopeless for the Vikings, especially with the 49ers keeping multiple defenders deep and Favre still getting acquainted with wideouts who, until the middle of August, expected to be catching passes from Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels.

And then it happened.  Favre dropped back, rolled right, and heaved the ball an instant before being flatted from behind.

Somehow, Greg Lewis — signed off the New England trash heap just before the start of the season — jumped in the back of the end zone, got two feet down, hit the ground, and maintained possession.

Vikings win, 27-24.

And, in one game at the Metrodome, Favre delivered the kind of a miracle that Minnesotans haven’t witnessed first-hand since Ahmad Rashad reached back and hauled in a Hail Mary from Tommy Kramer at the old Metropolitan Stadium in December 1980.

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  1. Eddie Drycleaner says: Sep 27, 2009 4:30 PM

    greatest Favre comeback ever. ho-ly shit!

  2. seaner44 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:31 PM

    someone try to tell me that wasn’t the most exciting game/finish of a game this season, what a roller coaster ride that game was… GO VIKES

  3. jrd8523 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:32 PM

    With Frank Gore the 49ers close the game out.
    Adrian Peterson gets hurt on the 1st play of the game = Vikings have no shot. Props to them for holding on but they shouldnt be giving up that many points to a offense that lives and dies by Frank Gore.

  4. HawgNSonsTV says: Sep 27, 2009 4:33 PM

    Favre is a Hawg……..For Life!

  5. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 27, 2009 4:34 PM

    That was simply Favreulous !!!

  6. Fan of Football says: Sep 27, 2009 4:35 PM

    THAT’S WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!!
    Eat crow Favre haters.

  7. Zatko says: Sep 27, 2009 4:35 PM

    Ahhhhhh….. this is so refreshing. I was watching and totally at peace with the loss.
    I love you Brett Favre!
    - Z

  8. Run1out says: Sep 27, 2009 4:36 PM

    Brett still has plenty of dogshit luck! The vikings are thankfull

  9. briano29 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:37 PM

    Hole lee chit. Wow.

  10. Sergeant Smoke says: Sep 27, 2009 4:37 PM

    I wish Willis would have planted his ass in the turf and forced his retirement so I wouldn’t have to read the name Favre anymore. God, I hate that guy…

  11. iloveflorio says: Sep 27, 2009 4:37 PM

    Lewis was out of bounds on that catch

  12. nosleN boB says: Sep 27, 2009 4:38 PM

    Two things:
    1. Thank you Green Bay for wanting to move on with Karen Rodgers. Vikings 3-0
    2. A public apology is warranted from THE Mr. Bob Nelson. Your thinly veiled jealousy is understood.

  13. PurpleNGold says: Sep 27, 2009 4:38 PM

    Hooray!

  14. Osterhouse says: Sep 27, 2009 4:38 PM

    FAAAAAVREEEEEEEEEE

  15. FootballPhil says: Sep 27, 2009 4:38 PM

    Florio’s Viking bias coming through again. “Somehow, he did it.” Somehow I think Florio is wishing he was in the after game shower with Lord Favre catching his swine flu.

  16. PFT Jesus says: Sep 27, 2009 4:39 PM

    Make up excuses. If Gore played…blah blah blah. He didn’t. Peterson was hurting, too. Harvin was hurting. Thing is, they played through it and Harvin got a TD. The NFL is about wins and losses. Not excuses. Your team should be built to win no matter who gets hurt. All I have heard is how Coffee can step right in and replace Gore. And the way the Vikes D played today, I don’t think Gore would have made an impact anyways.

  17. Run1out says: Sep 27, 2009 4:40 PM

    The guy is a winner! no doubt.

  18. halen11 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:41 PM

    Well written, Florio.

  19. mws says: Sep 27, 2009 4:41 PM

    Great game. Favre is the best. He still throws a laser. He jacked up P WIllis. He is the best.

  20. leatherneck says: Sep 27, 2009 4:41 PM

    Great game. As a Vikings fan, I feel relieved and overwehelmed. I also have an incredible level of respect for the 49ers. They are a very, very good football team. The Vikes stole this one today.
    Singletary is one helluva good coach.
    Childress just bested him today.

  21. justinluey says: Sep 27, 2009 4:42 PM

    Favre is simply amazing. The guy simply makes plays that other players can’t make.
    The incredible comeback will over shadow how well Favre played all day, if it wasn’t for so many dropped passes the Vikings would have won easily and Favre’s numbers would be even more impressive.

  22. Peavey says: Sep 27, 2009 4:42 PM

    “Brett still has plenty of dogshit luck! The vikings are thankfull”
    Yeah, I’ve never seen anyone so consistently lucky. After 18 years of consistent luck, maybe you should start to see a pattern here.
    This is exactly why I was excited to see Favre come to Minnesota; I’ve watched him do it too many times. Nice to have him do it for the Vikes.
    Fun game. At least if you weren’t a Niners fan. Or maybe a Pack fan.

  23. Gawdfather says: Sep 27, 2009 4:42 PM

    Suck it, haters (which includes you, Florio). That is why Favre is a living legend.

  24. FootballPhil says: Sep 27, 2009 4:48 PM

    # nosleN boB says: September 27, 2009 4:38 PM
    Two things:
    1. Thank you Green Bay for wanting to move on with Karen Rodgers. Vikings 3-0
    2. A public apology is warranted from THE Mr. Bob Nelson. Your thinly veiled jealousy is understood.
    ——————————————————-
    Vikings fans are the best! The same great folks who called Favre over rated are now in love with him. The Vikings won, enjoy the win. Why bring up the Packers constantly? Do you hate your team that much? Move on

  25. gijoe97 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:49 PM

    jrd8523 Adrian Peterson gets hurt on the 1st play of the game = Vikings have no shot.
    really? ever heard of chester taylor? lead the team in receptions today? you don’t think chester taylor would be able to step up? yeah okay sure.

  26. TheWizard says: Sep 27, 2009 4:50 PM

    Enjoy it while you can.
    For all the euphoria you feel today, he’ll crush it for you later this season.
    Guaranteed.

  27. Run1out says: Sep 27, 2009 4:52 PM

    @peavey
    Same here! glad to see A winner in town for once. I have watched him kill the vikes for years with these plays. so far for 3 games he has earned every penny. tj or sage couldnt have pulled this off! Awesome

  28. Wonderlic--myballs says: Sep 27, 2009 4:52 PM

    The 49ers were lucky to be in the game.We outplayed you in every way. Don’t give us this had no Gore bullshit. Berrian dropped key balls and caused Lord Favres interception. You 49ers even needed a fluke FG block. All you Favre haters go back to your caves because the legend of a man they call Favre continues to grow!!!! Best sports I have watched in a long,long time. The man lives up to his hype.

  29. jrd8523 says: Sep 27, 2009 4:53 PM

    PFT Jesus
    Harvin had the flu days ago and everyone knew he was fine to play. Adrian Peterson had a back tinge that for a week he has been personally saying is not nowhere near a problem. Neither guy was nowhere near “hurting”. Now you are just trying to make excuses of your own (which is telling) for 2 players that showed during the game that they were good to go.
    Stating your opinion is not an excuse. And it happens to my opinion that with the lead in the 4th quarter, a situation that Gore puts up his biggest numbers, the 49ers would have been able to control the clock a little more. Maybe even just a minute more.

  30. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Sep 27, 2009 4:53 PM

    Sounds like Greg Lewis won the game for the Vikings, not Favre. Lewis was in the back of the end zone and had to jump to get the ball. That means it was overthrown and high. If not for Lewis’ acrobatics, it goes out of bound, incomplete. So, yet another save by the receiver from yet another Favre screw up.

  31. packers4life says: Sep 27, 2009 4:53 PM

    “1. Thank you Green Bay for wanting to move on with Karen Rodgers. Vikings 3-0″
    Karen Rodgers? Really? If you are going to bash us, at least try and make it a good one.
    and oh by the way, I take Rodgers over Favre any time on any day.

  32. robb says: Sep 27, 2009 4:55 PM

    favre does his magic as expected, childress does the same ho hum play calling, the vikes were a little lucky today thanks to favre and his patience…..our receivers better learn to catch. favre makes chilly look waaaay better than he is….rg

  33. Gautam says: Sep 27, 2009 4:55 PM

    a very good game too … the 49ers showed that they have something in them
    but Favre … oh well….

  34. MistaKenny says: Sep 27, 2009 4:56 PM

    I don’t get it your up have the ball and you can seal the game with a first down or don’t n punt n give it back to one of the most greatest qb at coming back imma niners fan but that 3rd down run call lost the game for us of course if u give it to favre under a minute he’s gon beat ya come on coach we should be 3-0 not the sorry ass Vikings

  35. Sterling says: Sep 27, 2009 4:57 PM

    This is why Favre didn’t need to retire, even though a lot of people (like Florio) said he didn’t have it anymore. Well, he’s got enough. The Vikes outplayed the 49ers all day; had Favre not had so many drops of outstanding passes, his stats would be better. Still. He had enough to win. Great drive at the end. Way to go.

  36. JuicyMelon says: Sep 27, 2009 5:00 PM

    This was a fantastic game. Vikings had mistakes, 49ers had mistakes, injuries were here…As one friend pointed out, this was an early playoff game. Samurai Mike has this team going strong and Hill is better than advertised…
    But Favre and The Vikings take this. I don’t think T-Jax and Sage could have have done it like this. The Vikings have some issues, but they are getting better every week (Protecting QB, Dropping Passes, etc…). But that was awesome to see Favre doing this as a Viking instead of as a Packer. Favre still has it and I think he earned a lot of respect from the Viking fans.

  37. nerd says: Sep 27, 2009 5:00 PM

    Second best QB in the division.

  38. PFT Jesus says: Sep 27, 2009 5:02 PM

    jrd8523
    Peterson isn’t going to admit he’s hurt. So don’t think he isn’t because he said he was fine. Seriously.
    Also, Harvin had Migraines. Not the flu. And honestly, my brother deals with those, and is shut down for days when he gets them. So yeah, his was something to be concerned about for today.
    The point is…doesn’t matter who’s hurt. What matters is who won. Vikings won. They outplayed the 49ers all day anyways.

  39. Twiz says: Sep 27, 2009 5:03 PM

    @LiveNBreatheFootball
    “Sounds like Greg Lewis won the game for the Vikings, not Favre. Lewis was in the back of the end zone and had to jump to get the ball. That means it was overthrown and high. If not for Lewis’ acrobatics, it goes out of bound, incomplete. So, yet another save by the receiver from yet another Favre screw up.”
    Maybe one day you will learn the game of football. That ball was put there intentionally, to make sure only the receiver would have a shot at it. I will admit it was pure luck he came down inbounds though. It wasn’t just one player, or even the Favre/Lewis combo. It was a TEAM effort, period!
    @packers4life
    “and oh by the way, I take Rodgers over Favre any time on any day. ”
    You can have Rodgers over Favre. There is NO WAY on Gods green earth that Rodgers could have done what Favre did at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters. He is just not good enough.

  40. ncm42 says: Sep 27, 2009 5:03 PM

    Actually, LivenBreathe, both Favre and Lewis made a big play. Favre put the ball where it needed to go, where only Lewis could make a play on it, seeing as how there were two defenders between him and the ball. That was a damn near perfect throw in that situation…

  41. Run1out says: Sep 27, 2009 5:03 PM

    @LiveNBreatheFootball
    Yeah you need someone to catch the ball, but you must be drunk to say it was a bad throw. Go back to walmart and start greeting the customers.

  42. ihnen0840 says: Sep 27, 2009 5:05 PM

    Sounds like Greg Lewis won the game for the Vikings, not Favre. Lewis was in the back of the end zone and had to jump to get the ball. That means it was overthrown and high.
    “Overthrown and high”?????????????????
    You mean, he put it where no one except Lewis could get it? Any lower and it would have been knocked away. Good analysis, dumbass…

  43. Tabemaju says: Sep 27, 2009 5:06 PM

    “Florio’s Viking bias coming through again. “Somehow, he did it.” Somehow I think Florio is wishing he was in the after game shower with Lord Favre catching his swine flu.”
    Wow, you’re some kind of special idiot. The biggest complaint I have regarding Viking stories on this site is that Florio can’t post a story about them without laying into some past event that the Vikes were embarrassed by. Same goes for the Raiders.
    For once he’s posted a story that doesn’t reflect on the love boat, or Favre getting polio, or Harvin smoking pot.
    Either way, it was an amazing throw, regardless of luck. Couldn’t have asked for a better catch either. If you had actually seen it you’d know it was a special play to close the game out.

  44. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 27, 2009 5:10 PM

    Karen Rodgers ?
    Is it catching on ?

  45. PhD says: Sep 27, 2009 5:14 PM

    I guess everyone forgot the refs gift 3 points to the Vikings from the phantom ‘taunting’ call and of course there were no decent replay angles that could show that he actually stepped on the line and was out of bounds so there was really no winning touchdown.
    The best team lost today … of course I don’t let them off the hook for their three up the gut and out calls instead of tossing a swing pass for a first down and then just running the clock out with 1:46 left and a first and ten … sickening.

  46. packers4life says: Sep 27, 2009 5:15 PM

    “and oh by the way, I take Rodgers over Favre any time on any day. ”
    “You can have Rodgers over Favre. There is NO WAY on Gods green earth that Rodgers could have done what Favre did at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters. He is just not good enough.”
    Really?? because last time I checked, he threw a 50 yard game winning touchdown pass to beat the Bears.
    Favre was lucky that Greg Lewis stayed in bounds. Otherwise, it wasn’t going to be anything.

  47. rollerball says: Sep 27, 2009 5:15 PM

    Hey, Bradshaw, Tarkenton-Terry, could you do everything Favre did today? Could you, I want to see it! Fran, you jealous old man, don’t you wish it was still you out there? No matter how many receivers drop his passes or lucky breaks from the opponent, Favre still knows, just knows that he can be the difference maker and will be. Gotta love him!

  48. downsouth49er says: Sep 27, 2009 5:16 PM

    Wonderlic–myballs you’ve been sucking so many balls that you’ve deprived yourself of oxygen to the brain…which is why you made an asinine statement like you did. The vikes didn’t out play the 49ers in every way. It was a damn good game, and instead of admitting that the 49ers gave your vikes all they can handle, you make dumb statements to make it as if your team blew the 49ers out. That was a very good game by both teams, good game vikes fans

  49. FootballPhil says: Sep 27, 2009 5:16 PM

    # PFT Jesus says: September 27, 2009 5:02 PM
    jrd8523
    Peterson isn’t going to admit he’s hurt. So don’t think he isn’t because he said he was fine. Seriously.
    Also, Harvin had Migraines. Not the flu. And honestly, my brother deals with those, and is shut down for days when he gets them. So yeah, his was something to be concerned about for today.
    ——————————————————-
    Tell your brother to change his tampon.

  50. firesnake says: Sep 27, 2009 5:17 PM

    Can anybody explain why the Patriots cut Lewis and maintained (a disaster with brick hands) Joey Galloway on the roster?
    The catch was absolutely staggering. I just need a microscope to see whether the left foot (the first one) made contact with the line.
    Eat this, Ted Thompson.

  51. Bender12 says: Sep 27, 2009 5:20 PM

    As a Viking fan i’m just happy to get the win.
    All you idiots saying that we outplayed them the whole game… Wake up. 49er defense spent most of the game on the field and only gave up 20 puts to our offense, which came at the last minute.
    And PFT Jesus. Get real. Look at how Peterson moved out there and was cutting. Perfectly fine. Everybody is hurt. That is different from being injured and getting carted off the field.
    Wonderlic-myballs, you are such a hopeless homer that it is scary. Berrian dropping balls doesnt count huh? Only positive plays count towards “outplaying”. Get real. You have made more excuses then 49er fans but they have one that is atleast legit.

  52. MasterShake says: Sep 27, 2009 5:32 PM

    These two teams are built to get better as the year progresses. I would not be suprised if the stars aligned (or in Singletary’s case, the moons) and these two teams meet up again to decide the NFC representative. Instant classic!
    Was Singletary really unsure about tossing his challenge flag? It looked like he was waiting on instruction rather than taking the lead role. That is a little concerning on the 9ers front isn’t it?

  53. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 27, 2009 5:49 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings on the very exciting last second win, and the 3-0. I take off my hat, and I take out my wallet.
    That said, today’s slate has me thinking the entire DIVISION is overrated. SF should never have been in that game at all with all the talent the Vikings have. Just like Cincy should never have had half a chance to beat GB last week.
    The North is a mess. Packers have been inconsistent as hell, The Vikings have played close, down to wire games against three teams that were mediocre at best. The only team in the North that has managed to beat a quality team so far is Chicago, and they did that in between a loss to the aforementioned Pack and the current trailing of Seattle’s 2nd string. Hell, the Lions may even have a shot, now that they’ve finally pulled one off.
    Again though, congrats on the win Viking fans, as a win is a win. I look forward to our meeting next week.

  54. Majik Man says: Sep 27, 2009 5:55 PM

    packers4life says:
    and oh by the way, I take Rodgers over Favre any time on any day.
    Yeah, Ted Thompson said that too, and that’s the reason the Pack went 6-10 last year, and sitting in second place this year.
    And did you see how Favre threw the ball into the corner of the end zone with 12 seconds left, compared to how Rodgers threw it to the the middle of the field, to the 8 yard line, with 12 seconds left last week? Rodgers knows how to put up nice numbers, but Favre knows how to win games.

  55. Musky Hunter says: Sep 27, 2009 5:56 PM

    Please keep in mind that this is one game… and the Queens are NOT a superbowl contener!!!

  56. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 27, 2009 6:01 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings on the very exciting last second win, and the 3-0. I take off my hat, and I take out my wallet.
    That said, today’s slate has me thinking the entire DIVISION is overrated. SF should never have been in that game at all with all the talent the Vikings have. Just like Cincy should never have had half a chance to beat GB last week.
    The North is a mess. Packers have been inconsistent as hell, The Vikings have played close, down to wire games against three teams that were mediocre at best. The only team in the North that has managed to beat a quality team so far is Chicago, and they did that in between a loss to the aforementioned Pack and the current trailing of Seattle’s 2nd string. Hell, the Lions may even have a shot, now that they’ve finally pulled one off.
    Again though, congrats on the win Viking fans, as a win is a win. I look forward to our meeting next week.

  57. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 27, 2009 6:13 PM

    Glen Coffee 2 yards
    Glen Coffee 2 yards
    Glen Coffee 2 yards
    Punt
    Nice playcalling, Mike. You snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there.

  58. Franchise says: Sep 27, 2009 6:37 PM

    The one thing the Vikes needed was a QB who could march the offense down the field at key moments.
    A guy, who when AP looks mortal vs the opposition can step up and make plays.
    A QB who can look at the defense, and not only read what the scheme is, but make the right decision.
    Ladies and gentlemen, all hail Lord Favre.

  59. Woodybox says: Sep 27, 2009 6:38 PM

    What a freaking rollercoaster that was.

  60. Franchise says: Sep 27, 2009 7:21 PM

    Musky Hunter says:
    “Please keep in mind that this is one game… and the Queens are NOT a superbowl contener!!!”
    Its “contender”, and yes, they are.
    The Vikings and Giants are the real deal in the NFC.

  61. Bender12 says: Sep 27, 2009 7:27 PM

    Adam-Chris Schefterson… Singletary doesnt call the plays. Use your head.

  62. Vikes-N-Favre says: Sep 27, 2009 7:55 PM

    For the morons that said Greg Lewis was out of bounds on that last TD pass, get some stronger contacts. His left foot was clearly in bounds, and his right foot clearly dragged in bounds.. You know what that means? Another last second Favre TD pass to win a game, and another Vikings win to pad their lead in the division.
    Also, if the officials didn’t give SF some gift calls to keep their drives going, they would have been out of it by halftime when all they could muster up on offense was 60 total yards.. Then the officials call a blow to the head on EJ Henderson which was clearly a bullshit call which gave SF a 1st down and they scored on that drive..
    Quit whining about Frank Gore.. The Vikings don’t give up many yards to ANY RB in the NFL, so Gore would never have made a difference.. Especially when the Vikings were putting so much pressure on Hill with the front 4. No need to send special attention to Hill when you are easily putting pressure on him with the front 4.. Then we do what we do best, stop the run..
    SKOL VIKES!!!!! Eat some cheese next Monday night at the Dome..

  63. Majik Man says: Sep 27, 2009 7:58 PM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    The Vikings have played close, down to wire games against three teams that were mediocre at best.
    Neither of the first two were “down to the wire”, the Vikes won both by 14, with Favre watching the final drives from the sidelines.
    Granted, they probably should have pounded the Niners, but they didn’t because of sloppy play, mainly by the wide receivers. But they still found a way to win, because that’s what good teams do. The Packers are definitely over hyped, but the Vikes appear to be as advertised.

  64. Musky Hunter says: Sep 27, 2009 8:10 PM

    Franchise says:
    Its “contender”, and yes, they are.
    The Vikings and Giants are the real deal in the NFC.
    Sorry issues with the typing on the iphone POS. Dont forget the Saints. The queens could not beat either one.

  65. Musky Hunter says: Sep 27, 2009 8:12 PM

    Majik Man says:
    September 27, 2009 7:58 PM
    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    The Vikings have played close, down to wire games against three teams that were mediocre at best.
    Neither of the first two were “down to the wire”, the Vikes won both by 14, with Favre watching the final drives from the sidelines.
    Granted, they probably should have pounded the Niners, but they didn’t because of sloppy play, mainly by the wide receivers. But they still found a way to win, because that’s what good teams do. The Packers are definitely over hyped, but the Vikes appear to be as advertised.
    There is 16 games in a season!!!

  66. SpartaChris says: Sep 27, 2009 8:12 PM

    Shame the Niners couldn’t get the win. Gotta hand it to good ol Brett. That was one hell of a play.

  67. Majik Man says: Sep 27, 2009 8:27 PM

    Musky Hunter says:
    There is 16 games in a season!!!
    There are 12 eggs in a dozen, and 24 hours in a day.
    See, I can spew out totally irrelevant facts as well.

  68. vikes backer says: Sep 27, 2009 9:51 PM

    look out packers, your next!!

  69. Hurricane says: Sep 27, 2009 10:16 PM

    @ Beer Cheese Soup
    Definitely a classy Packer fan. Good luck next monday!

  70. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 27, 2009 10:29 PM

    Bender12 says:
    September 27, 2009 7:27 PM
    Adam-Chris Schefterson… Singletary doesnt call the plays. Use your head.
    ——————————
    Fine. Whoever calls the plays blew it. I didn’t see the game, but that pathetic hyper-conservative playcalling loses more games than it wins. I saw it plenty of times last season with the Packers.
    And Singletary should’ve overruled some of those stupid calls. It’s not like they didn’t have time. The Vikings were burning time outs.

  71. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 27, 2009 10:49 PM

    Thank you Hurricane. We’re definitely going to need it.

  72. Chiefs says: Sep 28, 2009 12:18 AM

    1969

  73. packers4life says: Sep 28, 2009 1:53 AM

    I find it completly odd that people are praising Favre for that pass he threw when it was nearly all Greg Lewis. Had Lewis not jumped up and catch the ball, it would of sailed right over his head and people would be bashing Favre.

  74. effs420 says: Sep 28, 2009 6:44 AM

    couldn’t agree more with beer cheese soup on thought about the division
    next week’s game will be fun to watch and good luck all around
    also, congrats to the lions for finally breaking their skid…was glad to see them beat the skins

  75. Supersuckers says: Sep 28, 2009 9:13 AM

    Just watched Favre’s presser on the vikings website. He admits it was mostly luck. Nice heave! Great catch! I didn’t see the game (packer fan) but did a niner drop another Favre heave that would have sealed it?

  76. Calistin says: Sep 28, 2009 9:31 AM

    Heh, as long as we are talking about what Favre can do that Rodgers can’t, how about that rushing TD, eh? Nice to have a little mobility in them legs….
    Packer fan of over 2 decades…..
    Enjoy the early season flashes of brilliance, when it counts, I guarantee you, BF will break your heart with the same heroics.
    Rodgers over Favre, oh yeah.. where you gonna be next year, next decade at QB? Pack is set, gl 2 u, enjoy ur QB4Hire
    Great throw btw Brent, just remember next week, when the guys in white jerseys are catching ur balls, it’s a bad thing.
    Get yur bratz ready!

  77. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 28, 2009 9:35 AM

    packers4life says:
    September 28, 2009 1:53 AM
    I find it completly odd that people are praising Favre for that pass he threw when it was nearly all Greg Lewis. Had Lewis not jumped up and catch the ball, it would of sailed right over his head and people would be bashing Favre.
    ——————————
    Because it was an amazing pass, that’s why. The catch was even better. But there’s no way Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels make that pass. Vintage Favre on that drive.
    And it makes me throw up a little to see it.

  78. sand0 says: Sep 28, 2009 3:36 PM

    The Vikings outplayed the 49ers rather thoroughly first half but the blocked FG for a TD was a 10 point play that more than kept them in it. Second half the teams played pretty evenly all things considered. Either way I have some respect for the 49ers now. Unlike the Browns and Lions they kept intensity all game and shut down AP.
    If not for drops and some miscommunication and the blocked FG the Vikings could have probably won easily. Then again, if not for the kick return TD and 32 yarder as time expires they would not have won either. I can’t believe with all the floaters and sacks and near misses that the 49ers only coughed up one turnover.
    All in all the teams played pretty evenly. 49ers were close, but yet so very Favre away. And for the third week in a row, all the haters need to come up with reasons why the Vikings should have lost or aren’t good despite the result and etc. Can’t wait for them to crush green bay this week.

  79. Chickenfoot says: Sep 28, 2009 4:43 PM

    Sando, not so sure 19- 85 yards is shutting him down. That’s 4.5 yards a carry. i guess when it’s AP, that is shutting him down.
    Good to see Taylor more involved in the game plan though. Supersuckers was right on another thread that the Vikes need a heavy dose of that against the Pack.

  80. J.Cannon says: Sep 29, 2009 1:34 AM

    To be there live was the single greatest Vikings moment of my life. Viking’s fans know that we just don’t usually win games like this so this is an entirely new feeling to us. The whole state is still buzzing after that miraculous play. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that all Viking’s fans will remember where they were when they saw that play. SKOL!

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