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Favre wins NFC offensive player of the week award

The Vikings have announced that quarterback Brett Favre has been named the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Monday night’s win over the Packers.

It was (if you’ve been living in a cave) Favre’s first game against the Packers, and the win made him the first player in league history to have defeated all of the 32 franchises currently in the NFL.

It’s the 14th time Favre has secured conference player of the week honors — he did it 11 times in 16 seasons with the Packers and twice last year with the Jets.

The release from the Vikings is silent on whether Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has won the NFC defensive player of the week honors.  Frankly, we can’t think of anyone more deserving than Allen who had 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a safety.

Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib had three interceptions against the Redskins, but Tampa lost the game. 

So maybe the award will go to Saints safety Darren Sharper, who had two interceptions against the Jets — including one that he returned 99 yards for a touchdown.

Sharper, by the way, spent eight years with the Packers and then four with the Vikings before signing with the Saints in the 2009 offseason.

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25 Responses to “Favre wins NFC offensive player of the week award”
  1. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 6, 2009 7:39 PM

    oh brotha, after that lovefest last night in the broadcasting booth I am not surprised.

  2. toddm6d says: Oct 6, 2009 7:43 PM

    Former Viking Darren Sharper got Defense Player of the Week according to the Saints website.

  3. this class sucks says: Oct 6, 2009 7:48 PM

    Patrick Willis? 2.5 sacks 10 tackles and interception and a touchdown. Almost had a fumble recovery for a TD as well.

  4. GregO says: Oct 6, 2009 7:52 PM

    Perhaps I missed this last night but did they say how many other players have even had the chance to face all 32 teams (or the maximum number of teams in the league at the time of their retirement)?

  5. HawgNSonsTV says: Oct 6, 2009 7:53 PM

    Favre…is a Hawg….for LIFE!

  6. Fan of Football says: Oct 6, 2009 7:55 PM

    TAKE THAT FAVRE HATERS!!!!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
    CROW FOR TWO WEEKS IN A ROW!!!!

  7. hammystyle says: Oct 6, 2009 7:55 PM

    Patrick Willis had 8 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a pass defensed, and an INT returned for a TD.

  8. trikee says: Oct 6, 2009 7:56 PM

    Florio I know it pains you to say something positive about Farve. But I also know that it’s all a cover for your manlust you have for him….

  9. LarryBird18 says: Oct 6, 2009 7:58 PM

    Thanks Green Bay…I mean Ted Thompson…Everyone enjoyed watching Brett make the packers look even more embarassing last night. What a genious..Brett Favre some how makes his way to Minnesota to beat the packers, take us to 4 and 0. Makes Ted kiss the baby. Gives Green Bay the finger…I cant wait to see round 2 at lambeau! Packer fans loosen the belts, bend over and get ready for your organizations best player ever tear you, yet, another *sshole!
    Boom!

  10. Facts Domino says: Oct 6, 2009 8:05 PM

    That love fest was nothing like the ball washing Jaws and Gruden gave Stetson in week 1.

  11. Karen Rodgers Mom says: Oct 6, 2009 8:10 PM

    Not fair, the other Teams in the League that don’t get to play the Packers are at a disadvantage for these awards.
    Kudos to Brett & Jared.

  12. downsouth49er says: Oct 6, 2009 8:18 PM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    October 6, 2009 7:39 PM
    “oh brotha, after that lovefest last night in the broadcasting booth I am not surprised.”
    lmao that was a lovefest lastnight…i ended up changing the channel because they weren’t talking about any of the other guys on the field, it was all brett all night long…and jaws was just nutting all over himself

  13. Wonderlic---myballs says: Oct 6, 2009 8:23 PM

    Favre is very deserving. Sharper played great but Jared Allen got the SHAFT!!! The calf roper was a one man wrecking crew.

  14. Tundrastruck says: Oct 6, 2009 8:26 PM

    LarryBird, I mean douchebag18…it’s genius, not genious…dumbass….did I mention douchebag, too?

  15. Sportygal says: Oct 6, 2009 10:02 PM

    LarryBird18, lets just see how the season plays out. Some how I don’t see the Vikings going to the Super Bowl or Favre playing top-notch for the whole season. He usually hits his peak in-season i.e. Jets last year and Packers year before(cost us the NFC Championship with his interception).

  16. Chickenfoot says: Oct 6, 2009 11:01 PM

    Ok you asinine Packer fans, which is it?
    Does the QB win or lose the game?
    Or does the team win and lose games?
    Seriously, you argue out of both sides of your mouth. Karen doesn’t lose the games, the defense let’s him down. Yet Favre lost the Champ. game for you?!?!?!
    Pick a side of the fence, your balls or in your case Sportygal, your vagina has/have to be getting sore.

  17. purplescar says: Oct 6, 2009 11:19 PM

    downsouth49er says:
    October 6, 2009 8:18 PM
    PFTiswhatitis says:
    October 6, 2009 7:39 PM
    “oh brotha, after that lovefest last night in the broadcasting booth I am not surprised.”
    lmao that was a lovefest lastnight…i ended up changing the channel because they weren’t talking about any of the other guys on the field, it was all brett all night long…and jaws was just nutting all over himself
    …i ended up changing the channel … Yeah right you prig … you changed the channel FU!!!.

  18. justinluey says: Oct 6, 2009 11:19 PM

    It must have killed Mike Florio to have to post this. I’m fairly new to this site but every mention of Favre that I’ve read by Mr. Florio has been negative and even worse off base. What is his football background? He comes across as a troll or some disillusioned fanboy.

  19. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 7, 2009 9:40 AM

    Congrats to Favre. Well-deserved award.

  20. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 7, 2009 12:13 PM

    toddm6d says:
    Former PACKER Darren Sharper got Defense Player of the Week according to the Saints website.
    __________________
    Fixed!
    He may have played for the purple, but it was GB that made him who he was. Just like we made Favre, just like we made Hasselbeck, Wahle, and many others. Too bad our front office is not smart enough to KEEP some of the talent we develop occasionally.
    Chickenfoot says:
    Does the QB win or lose the game?
    Or does the team win and lose games?
    __________________
    Chicken, AGAIN, this is a team sport. Case in point: Rodgers threw for 384 yards, more than the entire LEAGUE this week, even despite getting thrown on his ass repeatedly. Even you have to admit that’s impressive for any QB.
    However, his TEAM didn’t win, so he gets left out in the cold, while Favre gets yet another award. That’s how football works. You win as a team, you lose as a team.
    Rodgers didn’t lose that game for us, in fact he was the only reason we were still in it. However, as a TEAM, we stunk up the Dome worse than it already was, so we lost. It gets real old having to explain this to you every week.

  21. Chickenfoot says: Oct 7, 2009 1:22 PM

    Beer, It gets old having to explain to you every week that not ALL mu posts are directed at you personally.
    If you follow the thread and my post, I specifically call out Sportygal.
    I’m on record on her as saying only you and footballrulz made no excuses and gave you props.
    TWICE.
    As for developing the guys, I’m pretty sure they had some talent coming into the leauge.
    That they played for you has no bearing on the present.
    Again, Don’t take offense to every post of mine, if I’m ripping Packer fans, you can rest assured, you aren’t included.

  22. Supersuckers says: Oct 7, 2009 1:45 PM

    lol

  23. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 7, 2009 4:25 PM

    Chickentfoot says:
    As for developing the guys, I’m pretty sure they had some talent coming into the leauge.
    That they played for you has no bearing on the present.
    _____________________
    In Atlanta, Favre was nothing more than a loudmouth punk with a good arm. He led the league in beers consumed, threw a pick for six on his first ever NFL pass, and Glanville couldn’t get hid of him fast enough.
    Hasselbeck was a nobody, a sixth-round practice squad player with an attitude problem. Holmgren made them BOTH who they are, and now you reap the benefits. Think Favre would have been any better than T Jack Off if he had gone to Minnesota in 1992?
    You’re probably right about Sharper though.

  24. Chickenfoot says: Oct 7, 2009 4:51 PM

    Not saying they don’t develop QB’s…they do.
    Just not every player who played for them…;)

  25. vikes backer says: Oct 7, 2009 6:46 PM

    Still waiting for the trainwreck?

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