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Favre wins third 2009 POW award

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has capped the best regular season of his career with a third NFC offensive player of the week award.

He secured the honor in 2009 more times than any other in his 19 NFL seasons.

Favre completed 25 of 31 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-7 win over the Giants, and he became only the third Vikings quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a single season.

When considering Favre’s achievements in his first year with the Vikings, at age 39 and then 40, he has to be regarded as a serious candidate for league MVP, with all due respect to the other candidates for the recognition.

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  1. GobiasINC_1 says: Jan 5, 2010 8:39 PM

    Oh isn’t he wonderful, Fan of Four? He’s just the bee’s knees.

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 5, 2010 8:41 PM

    I have to challenge his MVP status. Peyton Manning has coached his team into a number 1 seed and likely into a SuperBowl. No other QB can do something like that and Brett didn’t do it either. While I would agree that Chilly isnt the brightest he certainly isnt Caldwell.

  3. zod says: Jan 5, 2010 8:44 PM

    Who gives a shit. It’s playoff time!

  4. cusoman says: Jan 5, 2010 8:44 PM

    Before the obvious cries of “but the Giants laid down!”, I’d like to point out the fact that this happens every year. A player is awarded the POW based on a performance against a sub par team that has nothing left to play for.
    Ok there, Packer fans may commence Vikings and Favre bashing.

  5. DocBG says: Jan 5, 2010 8:47 PM

    amazing what can happen when you’ve finally got some talent around you in the coaching department and in the run game….

  6. Doug O says: Jan 5, 2010 8:49 PM

    Peyton Manning says “Come on man!!”

  7. OmegaXxXNFL says: Jan 5, 2010 8:52 PM

    Who phuckin cares…

  8. drsbaitso says: Jan 5, 2010 8:53 PM

    The thing that amazes me is that he’s only been with this team for less than a year. What if he could have come here last year and worked through 2 years. What if he comes back barring injury? His first 2 games he didn’t really put up great stats, but you extrapolate his averages over those games and he leads the league in TD’s, passer-rating and gray-beardness.
    Manning will win the MVP. I think Rivers deserves it, but boy, Favre proved ALOT of people wrong. It wouldn’t be bad to give the old fella the MVP. Heck of a year.

  9. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 5, 2010 8:58 PM

    Way to go, Brett, big props to you.
    Screw the haters.

  10. SirSuperSouthern says: Jan 5, 2010 9:00 PM

    “Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has capped the best regular season of his career with a third NFC offensive player of the week award.”
    **********************************
    I’m just going to say it – ^that doesn’t sound right. Reminds me of Roger Clemens, playing that well at such an advanced age. That’s just not how it normally works.
    I know Favre has a strict diet and doesn’t drink alcohol, but c’mon he has to be taking *something*. That said, I’m one of those people who thinks every single player in the league is on something, and if they aren’t, should be.
    I’d be happy for Favre if he won another MVP, and his numbers justify it. But I’m suspicious…

  11. case1313 says: Jan 5, 2010 9:00 PM

    Favre is the man…. 40 fricking years old…. unreal…….. the favre haters are going to be out there…. but i tell ya what, i love the way this guy plays the game……. brings excitement to the nfl………he stands for that nfl shield……..just tough………..damn…………i wish i would have played the way he does……….

  12. Master Bates says: Jan 5, 2010 9:07 PM

    Brett Favre Brett Favre!
    Mission…Miami!

  13. golfrules says: Jan 5, 2010 9:08 PM

    Favre RULES!!!!!

  14. ThanksTed says: Jan 5, 2010 9:10 PM

    What makes Favre’s year so extraordinary is that you have to consider that he had never practiced with any of his recievers until August 20 — no OTA’s, limited camp. He overcame the so called schism and through his enthusiasm for the game got his teammates to rally around him.
    I am sure someone will say the Vikings would have had the same record no matter who was at quarterback. They are ignoring the reality that Minnesota was not the same team as last year. The O-line could not dominate and play smash mouth, grind it out football with AP, and the Vikings’ defense, because of injuries to the secondary and linebackers, gave up points.
    The Vikings needed to score a lot of points to win. Favre’s heroics against SF and Baltimore alone prevented Minnesota from being the number 6 seed this weekend. Moreover, Favre made the players around him better: Sydney Rice went from 1st Round Bust to Pro-Bowler; Visanthe Shiancoe became a touchdown machine; and Percy Harvin could be offensive Rookie of the Year.
    Yes, Favre’s offseason drama can be tiring. The sports blogs, websites, talk radio, and non-stop coverage perpetuate it, then criticize it. That should not diminsh what he accomplished- 33 TD’s, 7 picks, 107.9 Passer Rating, 6 different receievers with 40+ catches. The biggest controversy on Favre during the season was when he told his Coach he didn’t want to come out of the game — he wanted to compete. Maybe if Peyton Manning had shown that kind of fire with his coach, the Colts would be truly playing for something special.

  15. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 5, 2010 9:12 PM

    As much as I loathe Brett, I also respect all those many times Aikman turned his foot sideways and kicked in deep while he limped away.
    So I would like to see him win this MVP just so the ego monster goes completely over the top and destroys his team, his family, Peter King and everyone in his area. I would LOVE to see him try to re-sign with after winning the MVP.
    AWESOME.
    Not to even mention what it will do the Packers.

  16. Manbearpig says: Jan 5, 2010 9:13 PM

    Right on, Mike.

  17. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 5, 2010 9:20 PM

    Always had respect for Favre when he was a Packer. Knew you were in for a game against him. Was glad to have him as a Viking,was an upgrade that exceeded expectation. Happy that he could put up his best numbers of his career as a Viking. At age 40. That has to burn some Packer asses! LOL Be happy Pack fans…you got the Muppet as QB and he’s pretty good. He learned from Favre and this weekend will learn more from Warner what it takes to be great!

  18. Occam says: Jan 5, 2010 9:20 PM

    Favre won an award??? What a prima donna!!!

  19. Rnay says: Jan 5, 2010 9:23 PM

    I admit I am very biased, but I just cannot see how they can NOT award the MVP to Brett Favre this year. He has surpassed his efforts of the other 3 times he won it. So, to not award it would say that they didn’t know what they were doing in giving it to him before.
    Looking from all directions–inspiration, financial, popularity, impact on the CULTURE of a team and its fans and region, national and international recognition–there is no current NFL player who touches him or even comes close.
    Also, in looking at things kind of like they do for the Academy Awards and a recently deceased actor (e.g. the award last year recognizing Heath Ledger’s performance), there will likely be more opportunities for those other candidates to be selected. Brett is approaching the end of his career. Now is the time, voters. Make it happen… A 4th MVP for #4, just in time for SB XLIV!

  20. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jan 5, 2010 9:25 PM

    I was skeptical w/the Vikings signed Favre but the guy has played lights out all year long. Even if you hate him personally you have to admit the guy has insane skills. The best Vikings QB I have ever seen hands down.

  21. j-wil says: Jan 5, 2010 9:25 PM

    Yes Viking fans, be excited, enjoy it, it’s been a great regular season…………………. beware though, the Favre meltdown is comming. It generally occurs in the playoffs! Since ’98 3-6 in the playoffs with 18 pics. Seen this movie before.

  22. LBPACKFAN says: Jan 5, 2010 9:30 PM

    Pervy –
    You want that Lombardi trophy bad dont ya? I dont blame ya. It’s such an unbelievable feeling winning a super bowl. I wish I could explain it.
    Pardon the squirrelyness of the Viking fans. 50 years of pure poop…fair weather fans…lousy stadium….chance to win it this year….I feel for them…gotta enjoy it while you can. Enjoy it Vikes. Nice to see Favre play well…props to him.

  23. PurpleNGold says: Jan 5, 2010 9:41 PM

    Long live King Brett!

  24. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 5, 2010 9:42 PM

    Passer Rating: 107.2 (career best)
    Completion Percentage: 68.4 percent (career best)
    Passing Yards: 4202 yards (third best career)
    Completion Average: 7.9 yards per pass (career best)
    Touchdowns: 33 TDs (fourth best career)
    Interceptions: 7 Ints (career best)
    Sounds like a washed up QB to me Favre haters. A guy who breaks down in December?
    Bet Favre wishes he was on Chilly’s kick ass offense a few years earlier..GreenBay gave him crap to work with. See what he does in a system with talent around? Pretty obvious!

  25. shugs19_27 says: Jan 5, 2010 9:59 PM

    But Peyton led the Colts to so many come from behind victories!! Oh wait, that because he put his team in those shitty positions through horrid play in the first halves…

  26. j-wil says: Jan 5, 2010 10:01 PM

    hey Pervy,
    remember playoffs 2008? NFC Championship game……crap to work with????
    eli then comes to lambeau and punks him in OT.
    3-6 playoffs
    18 pics

  27. JimmySmith says: Jan 5, 2010 10:02 PM

    who ever voted for this must have ignored the reality that the Giants mailed this one in. I understand that its not Brent’s fault that the Giants put their tails between their legs after the opening kick off but at the same time, how much of an accomplishment to rack up the numbers against the likes of that?

  28. Pack83 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:07 PM

    Favre popped all those vicodin…but would never ever do any steroids………right??????

  29. TylerDurden says: Jan 5, 2010 10:09 PM

    He’ll have his fourth MVP award as well.

  30. merrillhodgestoupee says: Jan 5, 2010 10:10 PM

    Packer fans have to be about the dumbest fans out there……..
    We would have won more games had we scored more points….an actual quote from a Packer fan I know…Breathe Green Bay, breathe……..

  31. Majik doesn't know says: Jan 5, 2010 10:12 PM

    GobiasINC_1 says:
    January 5, 2010 8:39 PM
    Oh isn’t he wonderful, Fan of Four? He’s just the bee’s knees.
    I laughed so hard.

  32. garylandon41 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    To all Favre haters…..
    Tuck your tails between your legs and SHUT THE F&@K up and talk smack about somebody that deserves it like Donovan McNabb-THE worst big name qb ever.

  33. j-wil says: Jan 5, 2010 10:31 PM

    wranglers suck

  34. RacerX says: Jan 5, 2010 10:40 PM

    still not gonna get past the Pack on Jan 17th

  35. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 5, 2010 10:40 PM

    You GB fans making these childish comments have no class at all, period.

  36. GBPackers says: Jan 5, 2010 10:45 PM

    Congrads on a great year. Hopefully A-Rod and company get another shot at ya!

  37. csaber2007 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:56 PM

    Can’t you Favre jihadists ever do a damn thing without invoking Green Bay? STG, you’re a bunch of attention whores.
    Good for him…enjoy Minnesota..I mean, you hated the guy up until this past season, so I’m sure it means so much for you guys.

  38. Indyeagle says: Jan 5, 2010 10:57 PM

    And his 65th P.O.S. award.
    Congrats Brett.

  39. dannylaruso says: Jan 5, 2010 11:00 PM

    You know why i LOVE Brett Favre? He’s just a kid out there havin’ fun………………….!

  40. Hauschild says: Jan 5, 2010 11:01 PM

    Favre will win the MVP.

  41. Ben Bernanke says: Jan 5, 2010 11:04 PM

    Hilarious that people think he’s juicin it…

  42. GobiasINC_1 says: Jan 5, 2010 11:08 PM

    Wranglers do suck. As do Vikings fans.

  43. drew says: Jan 5, 2010 11:09 PM

    Favre is one tough wrangler. If he happens to help the Vikings win the Super Bowl, then Ted Thompson can figure how much those two games lost in the regular season cost the Packers and their fans. I still don’t understand why some people can hate a person who is so entertaining and giving.

  44. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 5, 2010 11:17 PM

    The POW award should not be offered to a player that is so darn over rated. For christ sakes, he leads the NFL in career Interceptions. Can’t stand the darn guy. Nothing but a cry baby.

  45. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 5, 2010 11:32 PM

    Cheers to the Pack fans with nice things to say. Good luck with your game, it’d be sweet for a round 3.
    I can’t believe where I’m at now. I hated Favre for my whole life. Now, I find myself cheering him on… Ironic. I don’t love him, I will always have bitterness towards him. But I will be thankful and greatful for the year whether we win it all or not, and always respecting of what the guy has achieved.
    Thanks Brett. Good luck!

  46. Favre On HGH says: Jan 5, 2010 11:57 PM

    Passer Rating: 107.2 (career best)
    Completion Percentage: 68.4 percent (career best)
    Passing Yards: 4202 yards (third best career)
    Completion Average: 7.9 yards per pass (career best)
    Touchdowns: 33 TDs (fourth best career)
    Interceptions: 7 Ints (career best)
    —————–
    No matter what the trainer says do not let him keep the needles. Dispose of them yourself or turn into another Clemens.

  47. GB3Pack4 says: Jan 6, 2010 12:12 AM

    Interesting to think back to the day Brett decided to turn down the Pack’s $25m (?) buy-out offer, and consider how many things would have been different this season –
    Tarvaris at the helm, Percy sitting on a shelf somewhere (too big a risk), Sidney just one of the crowd, Shank going nowhere special, Brad trying to hook back up with Indy or Andy, and –
    waaaay down in Mississippi, a sad-faced old man sitting in the middle of a field next to a dusty old tractor, making daisy chains …

  48. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 6, 2010 12:18 AM

    LOL Do you people saying he does PED’s see Brett’s build? Dudes just a natural freak. On a great team. No juice in that guy except maybe prune to keep regular!

  49. c.carterhof says: Jan 6, 2010 1:14 AM

    TRAIN WRECKS COMING!!!
    You hear me!! Its coming! End of season meltdown is coming, cant wait!
    Oh…uhmm… well, its coming in the playoffs.
    Yea thats it!! TRAIN WRECKS COMING IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! Cant wait, you’ll see, its coming!!

  50. packers4life says: Jan 6, 2010 1:21 AM

    “Bet Favre wishes he was on Chilly’s kick ass offense a few years earlier..GreenBay gave him crap to work with. See what he does in a system with talent around? Pretty obvious!”
    Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that you idiot Viking fans were calling for Childress’ ass? Psh give me a break. You morons change your story every week. Going from hating your coach to loving him. Favre had just as much talent in Green Bay than he has in Minnesota. He had Donald Driver, who is better than all the Viking WRs. He also had players like Antonio Freeman, Mark Chmura, Robert Brooks, Greg Jennings etc.
    and don’t say Sidney Rice is better than Driver because he isn’t. Why? because Favre is making Rice. Isn’t it obvious? Rice sucked his first two years but when Favre came, he started playing well. So let’s see how he does without Favre before judging him.

  51. packers4life says: Jan 6, 2010 1:25 AM

    and you Viking fans need to get a hold of yourself and quit thinking everyone are haters just because they have an opinion about Favre that you don’t like.
    It isn’t the law to love Favre. People can have their opinions. Instead though, you instantly call them haters if you don’t like their opinion because it hurts your feelings.

  52. snapcase says: Jan 6, 2010 3:15 AM

    i’m sure the Eagles tried nominating Vick for the same award

  53. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 6, 2010 4:36 AM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    Bet Favre wishes he was on Chilly’s kick ass offense a few years earlier..GreenBay gave him crap to work with. See what he does in a system with talent around? Pretty obvious!
    ____________________________________
    I know most of your posts are specifically designed to bait people, but this one’s a bit much. Said “crap to work with” won more playoff games in one year than your franchise has in five.
    I’ll be the first to say the Vikings have a very talented team. Aside from the secondary, they’re top five in almost every area. Until that talent translates to postseason wins though, your talk is cheap and bordering on ignorance.

  54. Tompadre says: Jan 6, 2010 8:30 AM

    j-wil –
    Thought the meltdown was supposed to happen by week 8, and the multy interception games by week one. This season is like no other for him, maybe an old dog can learn new tricks, so what relevence does “3-6 playoffs – 18 pics” have to do with the here and now?
    scrapdawg –
    Of course he leads the NFL in career interceptions – he’s thrown nearly 1,500 more passes than the QB in second place. His career interception percentage is around or better than most other HOF QBs.
    packers4life –
    I was with you on Driver & Freeman, and Jennings is off to a very good start to his career, but you lost me at Chmura & Brooks. Shiancoe’s stats are comparable to Chmura’s, and Brooks had only one great year & one good one.
    RacerX says:
    January 5, 2010 10:40 PM
    still not gonna get past the Pack on Jan 17th
    —————————————————–
    Isn’t this prognosticating similiar to what the Vikings fans were doing earlier in the year and the GB fans were blasting them for it?

  55. bustabloodvessel says: Jan 6, 2010 8:47 AM

    LB, how do you know what it’s like to win a superbowl? Have you ever played on a football team?
    Jimmy, your team won against a team that laid down this weekend, but you don’t say anything about that, do you?
    packers4life, Rice didn’t suck his first two years, he was injured, and in general it takes about 3-4 years to really learn the little nuances of playing wr in the nfl.

  56. Ambrose says: Jan 6, 2010 9:17 AM

    Have you ever noticed how a candle gets just a little bit brighter just before it burns out, or a flashlight bulb intensifies just as it expires, or how a ballpoint pen writes the best just as the ink runs out? Favre has been a pleasure and a real novelty, but the manner in which he assessed his GB teammates in the off-season (fours years counting) and determined they were not good enough for him, and his desire to play for a team he thought was more talented than his own, and made it look like it was someone else’s decision to “move on”, is unforgivable. I cannot begin to look back with fondness on this turncoat until he has retired for good. He orchestrated his own path out of GB. Don’t let anybody fool you. As far as playing for the Vikings…it makes for great drama but it doesn’t change the fact that he is an attention-seeking self-centered egomaniac and I say good riddance. His best year? So what? Add it to the long list of “good for you”, with the Pro Bowl selections and the two Packer victories. That’s All Folks….Good For You.

  57. sand0 says: Jan 6, 2010 10:07 AM

    It is hard to imagine all the MVP’s and super bowl rings this guy would have if he’d played his whole career in MN rather than playing under the weight of that entire franchise in Green Bay.

  58. Majik Bullet says: Jan 6, 2010 10:35 AM

    LBPACKFAN says: January 5, 2010 9:30 PM
    Pervy –
    You want that Lombardi trophy bad dont ya? I dont blame ya. It’s such an unbelievable feeling winning a super bowl. I wish I could explain it.
    ____________________
    I wish you could explain it, too. What position did you play for the Packers when YOU won the Super Bowl?
    Also curious, but did you tell Favre how much you hated him after the game in the locker room? Or is that something you only do now to draw attention to yourself? Are you Leroy Butler? No, wait. Mark Chmura?
    No, I’m guessing you’re some overweight slob, wearing size XXXL green and gold Zubaz and a faux leather Packer jacket, still clinging to that Super Bowl win 13 years ago, brought to you by the guy you so spitefully hate now, because you have nothing else going for you. How pathetic is your life that the greatest thing to ever happen to you is a Packer Super Bowl win in which you had absolutely nothing to do with other than watching it from the comfort of your green and gold zebra print bean bag chair while sipping on a Schlitz?

  59. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Jan 6, 2010 11:28 AM

    Hated Favre????As a long time Vikings fan, and Rival of Green Bay, I never hated favre or Green Bay….A real Fan, a classy fan, enjoys the rival but does a classy fan ever swear, or burn the jersey of another…No Thats you Cheesehead embred Wisconsin folk. I have never met or heard of more white trash than I do from you people. Its pathetic…..I welcomed Longwell, Sharper, and Favre, when you fools let rodgers go, I will welcome him too. Its called free agency, If you fudge packers do not like that, try a fitting white trash sport…Like Nascar……….
    Vikings 2
    Packers 0 in o9′
    enuff sed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. purpleguy says: Jan 6, 2010 12:02 PM

    So now we’re down to Favre is going to choke in the playoffs Pack fans? Sheesh, will you just give it up. He had a great year, big deal, so did Rodgers. Everyone’s happy. Life goes on. Let it go already.

  61. paranoidandroid says: Jan 6, 2010 12:24 PM

    Ambrose says:
    January 6, 2010 9:17 AM
    Have you ever noticed how a candle gets just a little bit brighter just before it burns out, or a flashlight bulb intensifies just as it expires, or how a ballpoint pen writes the best just as the ink runs out? Favre has been a pleasure and a real novelty, but the manner in which he assessed his GB teammates in the off-season (fours years counting) and determined they were not good enough for him, and his desire to play for a team he thought was more talented than his own, and made it look like it was someone else’s decision to “move on”, is unforgivable. I cannot begin to look back with fondness on this turncoat until he has retired for good. He orchestrated his own path out of GB. Don’t let anybody fool you. As far as playing for the Vikings…it makes for great drama but it doesn’t change the fact that he is an attention-seeking self-centered egomaniac and I say good riddance. His best year? So what? Add it to the long list of “good for you”, with the Pro Bowl selections and the two Packer victories. That’s All Folks….Good For You.
    _____
    which sports analyst commentary did you steal that from?
    opinions are like…….nevermind. i think you get it.
    yeah there are still ppl out there saying the meltdown is coming. they are prolly the same ppl who said the giants would never win that super bowl game against the patriots or the earth is flat or OJ is innocent. with every win the vikings are proving that you don’t know shit about anything.

  62. drew says: Jan 6, 2010 10:04 PM

    To all the Packer fans…the sun will not set on Rodgers alias stat boy…the Vikings got a gift and the rest will be history.

  63. Ambrose says: Jan 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    paranoidandroid asks…..
    “which sports analyst commentary did you steal that from?”
    None. I simply finished high school. You know the place….the bigger building nearby the place you finished seventh grade?

  64. PurpleRaid12 says: Jan 7, 2010 3:14 PM

    paranoidandroid asks…..
    “which sports analyst commentary did you steal that from?”
    Ambrose said:
    None. I simply finished high school. You know the place….the bigger building nearby the place you finished seventh grade?

  65. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 7, 2010 8:28 PM

    OmegaXxXNFL says:
    January 5, 2010 8:52 PM
    Who phuckin cares
    ———————————————-
    You must, your on a Viking post reading and than commenting, chud!

  66. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 7, 2010 8:32 PM

    j-wil says:
    January 5, 2010 9:25 PM
    Yes Viking fans, be excited, enjoy it, it’s been a great regular season…………………. beware though, the Favre meltdown is comming. It generally occurs in the playoffs! Since ’98 3-6 in the playoffs with 18 pics. Seen this movie before.
    ————————————————-
    Oh my word, you guys just keep pushing it further and further, wait till start of second half of season, wait till Dec, wait tell playoffs,……………………………………next, wait tell championship game, seen this movie before, blah blah blah blah, wait tell Superbowl, going to happen there, such sad jealous people.

  67. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 7, 2010 8:36 PM

    Ambrose says:
    January 6, 2010 9:17 AM
    Have you ever noticed how a candle gets just a little bit brighter just before it burns out, or a flashlight bulb intensifies just as it expires, or how a ballpoint pen writes the best just as the ink runs out?
    ———————————————–
    So this is what is going to happen to karen rodgers, ah, thanks for future reading, I thought Rodgers looked pretty good, but your prob right, he is about dead, to bad for packer fans.

  68. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 7, 2010 8:39 PM

    c.carterhof says:
    January 6, 2010 1:14 AM
    TRAIN WRECKS COMING!!!
    You hear me!! Its coming! End of season meltdown is coming, cant wait!
    Oh…uhmm… well, its coming in the playoffs.
    Yea thats it!! TRAIN WRECKS COMING IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! Cant wait, you’ll see, its coming!!
    ————————————————-
    Keep trying, idiot, you may be right sometime, so far, NOT!

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