Like old times: Favre's passes to Packers make the difference

It lived up to the hype.

Take away the fan hatred, the off-field distractions, the injuries, the tired storylines, and you had a fantastically entertaining, hard-fought, and occasionally sloppy football game on Sunday night.

You had a 41-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback falling to the ground with the entire game on the line, getting up and tossing the ball 25 yards to the Hall of Fame wide receiver ready to leap for the potential game-winning score.

For the second straight play, the ball sailed over Randy Moss’ head. The Packers finally had a win over Brett Favre and the Vikings by a final score of 28-24.

The play was frenetic, desperate, and almost successful.  Like much of Favre’s night. 


Just minutes earlier, it looked for a moment like Brett Favre had pulled
another Greg Lewis out of his hat with a scrambling touchdown toss to
Percy Harvin.  But the would-be 35-yard score was correctly overturned
because Harvin was out of bounds.

Minnesota remained in the game
despite three interceptions by Favre, two on terrible decisions.  Aaron
Rodgers was better overall, completing 21-of-34 passes for 295 yards and
two scores, but his two red zone interceptions took points off the
board.  

The Vikings wasted 172 yards from scrimmage from Adrian
Peterson, largely because their passing game and defense remains
erratic.  The Vikings haven’t been able to put together a complete
game.  Parts of the team play well for stretches, but their pass defense
struggled early, and their pass rush didn’t get to Aaron Rodgers all
day.

It’s a fine line between a playoff bye and mediocrity in the
NFL.  With a much tougher schedule and Favre throwing interceptions
like a kid out there again, the Vikings are now coming up short in these
close games.

They are 2-4, with a trip to Foxborough next week. 
There is still time to turn things around in a watered down NFC, but
the Vikings have shown precious signs that they are ready to go on a run
considering their brutal upcoming schedule.  

“We’re a team of coulda-shoulda-woulda,” Jared Allen said after the game.  “A team of ‘almosts’ right now.”

The
Packers, meanwhile, still look like the favorites in the division with
the Bears imploding.  They finally won a close game and got the Favre
monkey off their back.

The lasting image from Sunday was of
Favre, hobbling off the field to the tunnel in Lambeau Field, to a loud
chorus of boos.  It’s an image we could have hardly imagined a few years
back.  

Then again, the heartbreaking interceptions that preceded Favre’s walk of shame probably looked pretty familiar to Packers fans.

 

127 responses to “Like old times: Favre's passes to Packers make the difference

  1. So I hope all the Vikings crybabies tell us how unfair this game was.
    After all the smack talk about how good teams overcome injuries…. I just wanna know, how’d it feel to get smoked by our backups?
    Refs right?
    Losers….ROFLMAO!!!

  2. Vikings got just what was advertised with Favre. Howdoes it feel now to have the “old gunslinger” ?

  3. LOL You Viking fan writers here at Profootballtalk crack me the hell up. You piss and moan and CRY for Favre to come back and when he does you rip him a new one.
    Fact: Packers are down 7 starters from opening day and defensive lineman Jenkins and Pickett didn’t play and the Pack STILL whooped you guys. LOL!!!!!
    Vikings are a hot mess! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  4. Favre must not have heard about Chilly’s comments before he spoke. Can’t wait to see the fallout this week.

  5. Love him or hate him, Brett is one of the greatest competitors of the past 50 years. I used to hate him with all his flip-flopping on retirement, but the more I watch him play the more I respect him. No one else can play at his level at that age, and he has such a desire to win.

  6. It’s interesting that Childress threw Favre under the bus. It’s probably not smart, but then Childress has never been accused of having a brain anyway.

  7. No Finley.
    No Grant.
    No Harris.
    No Bigby.
    No Barnett.
    No Burnett.
    No Neal.
    No Tauscher.
    No Jolly.
    Hobbled Driver.
    Hobbled Pickett.
    …AND YOU STUPID PURPLE SCRUBS LOST.

  8. Must be nice to have the refs hand you a game like that. Packers and Saints must know the same mob bosses.
    Well, we’ll always have 2009. I’d rather beat the Pack twice than win the Super Bowl. SKOL!!!

  9. To be honest, it was nice to be on the other side of a Favre choke-job.
    But really, good game Vikings fans, well fought, and very entertaining. Pack and Vike will likely split this year.
    And for those who might complain about the refs – the Vikings got some favorable calls and some non calls (the collins personal foul and on the touchdown to moss – the vikings ran an illegal pick).
    Listening to the Favre presser now, he sounds pretty defeated – seems like he’s about to cry. I almost feel sorry for the guy – almost.

  10. Chad Clifton?? Was that you? AJ Hawk? What?
    First time I’ve seen some real heart from this team all year. Take away the mistakes that they still keep making and this team is right there.

  11. Great title, lol. The boos were a bit much after Brinterception won the game for the Pack.
    Now queue the Queen excuses:
    Refs, whole league’s against you right?
    Can’t wait to hear more.
    SKOL!
    Hellooooo down theeeeere!

  12. It’s “like old times” for an entirely different reason – refs deciding key games for the Vikings. Before all you homers go all “wah wah Cryqueens” on a reply, maybe you should stop and think for a second: if Vikngs fans keep complaining about this stuff, maybe there’s a pretty damn good reason. It. Keeps. Happening. And not just on the level of “oh shut up all teams have to deal with bad ref calls” this stuff is getting way over and above the norm. Where does it end? Sick of my team having to play the refs and the opposing team.

  13. Great game – and yes, I know, the Vikes fans will point out to the Quarless non-TD TD (that’s on Chilly for not challenging) and the Shiancoe TD non-TD (that’s on the refs which looked like a TD – granted Megatron had a more legitimate TD in Week 1 than Shiancoe).
    Ending was just like the many Favre-led Packer games I grew up on wondering if Favre would pull a rabbit out of the hat or pull a gun out of his pocket and shoot himself in the foot (granted this time he’s on the other team).
    I was disappointed a bit by our fans though…had no problem w/ them booing Favre coming on the field, but considering this may have been the last time he’s on Lambeau as a player, he should have been cheered leaving it.

  14. watched chilly’s press conference after the game…what a loser. favre was a class act and didnt play into chillys crap. brett might be moved to injured reserve…and we may have watched his last nfl game…too bad its not chillys last game coaching. that guy needs to rethink what he is doing to his team when he makes emotional comments like that. favre is really hurt and the hope he had may be gone…we shall see…maybe his last game was in green bay afterall.

  15. Let’s keep this in perspective. We beat a bad Queens team that we were favored to beat. This really isn’t much more impressive than beating the Lions. Nothing I saw tonight made me feel any better about the season and the upcoming schedule against good teams.
    But it was kind of fun…
    SKOAL bitches!!!!

  16. Any quality D-lineman out there? If so, please contact Ted Thompson soon. The Packers won, but need to get healthy in order to win the division!

  17. But, but, but the refs handed the Packers the game. Shiancoe used the ground to help catch the ball so that’s still a catch, right? Our coach says so. But personal foul facemasks rarely get called late in the game and Randy Moss never gets called for pass interference even though he does it all the time. I can’t believe how much the refs and the NFL hate the Vikings.
    Bwahaha!
    Shall we tally the Viking fan predictions this year?
    The Vikings will crush the Saints: False
    That’s not Favre on the voicemails, it doesn’t sound anything like him: False
    The Vikings will destroy the Packers: False
    The Vikings will win the Super Bowl: Ha!
    Skol … um…Vike…um…ah skol Packers, I guess.

  18. Vintage Favre….
    Where are all those Viking fans ranting about how injuries aren’t an excuse. I guess they were right…. we can win without half our team…

  19. Well the Shiancoe catch should have been called a TD, anybody with a brain knows Scott Green got that call wrong. But Brad Childress should have challenged the 2nd Packer TD because that was not a TD. Those 2 things happen, it’s 28-24 Vikings win.

  20. As a Vikings fan, I know their season is over. let the rebuilding begin. good bye Minnesota Vikings.

  21. @VikesLover
    “Well, we’ll always have 2009. I’d rather beat the Pack twice than win the Super Bowl. SKOL!!!”
    That’s just sad.

  22. Pervy Harvin where are you? Stick a fork in my Saints but take the carving knife and stick it in your Vikings too. They’re both done for the year.

  23. # cusoman says: October 25, 2010 12:29 AM
    It’s “like old times” for an entirely different reason – refs deciding key games for the Vikings. Before all you homers go all “wah wah Cryqueens” on a reply, maybe you should stop and think for a second: if Vikngs fans keep complaining about this stuff, maybe there’s a pretty damn good reason. It. Keeps. Happening. And not just on the level of “oh shut up all teams have to deal with bad ref calls” this stuff is getting way over and above the norm. Where does it end? Sick of my team having to play the refs and the opposing team.
    ———————————————
    Only a spermhead would take whining about refs to a new level. Maybe you should watch more than 2 years of football before flapping your gums.

  24. ClaysWife says:
    October 25, 2010 12:29 AM
    Where oh WHERE is Pervy?
    Now I dont know if he is trying to be Percy Harvin or Brent Farrrrve
    Why would Pervy come around? He’s nothing but a little coward anyways.

  25. “Must be nice to have the refs hand you a game like that. Packers and Saints must know the same mob bosses.”
    Surprise surprise. A Viking fan complaining about the refs when just last week those same idiots were criticizing Packer fans for whining about the refs too much.
    Damn hyprocrites. Why don’t you just admit that your team got their asses whopped tonight by a team that has been devasted with injuries and were without six of their starters in this game.

  26. “cusoman says:
    October 25, 2010 12:29 AM
    It’s “like old times” for an entirely different reason – refs deciding key games for the Vikings. Before all you homers go all “wah wah Cryqueens” on a reply, maybe you should stop and think for a second: if Vikngs fans keep complaining about this stuff, maybe there’s a pretty damn good reason. It. Keeps. Happening. And not just on the level of “oh shut up all teams have to deal with bad ref calls” this stuff is getting way over and above the norm. Where does it end? Sick of my team having to play the refs and the opposing team. ”
    Seriously?
    The first Quarless TD was on Chilly for not challenging.
    The Shiancoe TD/non-TD was because he trapped the ball. I agree that this was controversial, but it is what it is.
    but you got some assists from the refs too:
    1.) the collins personal foul
    2.) on the touchdown to moss – the Vikings ran an illegal pick – it should have been called back.
    3.) On the long runback by Harvin – I saw a few block in the backs.
    The refs missed calls against both teams.
    Stop the blame game. You lost because Favre finally looks his age and your coach sucks (Chilly was calling roll-outs on the final drive. Favre could barely walk).
    Oh, and your coach just acted like a whiny school girl in his press conference. Chilly and Favre lost the game, not the refs.

  27. # jeezybaby43 says: October 25, 2010 12:34 AM
    Blame this loss on Chilly, easily could have challenged that Quarless TD….lol @ vikings
    ==============
    He could have also gone to their bread an butter AP, he was running all over GB. Give him the rock 5 more times an they may have pulled it out, but nope, give to the choke meister!!!
    SKOL!!!!!

  28. I get beat up for saying this but it’s true, the Vikings will never win a Superbowl with Childress. The Packers should have given Col Klink the game ball for not throwing the challenge flag. I can’t decide who the bigger dumbass is, Childress or Ziggy for giving that clown a contract extension.
    All I know is that Klink was the biggest difference in the game last night, that and a pick 6 from our new best friend, BrINT

  29. Yeah Packers!!! If we can just manage to get all the officiating crews that work our games for the rest of the year to call the games like that we might be able to win 9.

  30. Shiancoe no-TD call was correct. ball was vertical in hands when going to the ground, and horizontal afterwards. Thus the ball moved while under his body so the correct call was no TD.

  31. That stupid streak is killing Favre. He needs to sit out a game or two to heal.
    And Randy Moss needs to play every play. One of Favre’s interceptions is because he was loping.

  32. Must be nice to have the refs hand you a game like that. Packers and Saints must know the same mob bosses.
    Well, we’ll always have 2009. I’d rather beat the Pack twice than win the Super Bowl. SKOL!!!
    ———–
    Yes, that’s right.
    Skol! No Championships!
    Skol! 1-5!
    Skol! No post-season this year!
    Skol! Our QB is washed up and embroiled in a sex scandal!
    Skol! Our coach just threw him under the bus!
    Skol! We console ourselves by not holding our team accountable, whining, and then comparing defeating a division rival to winning a Super Bowl.
    Skol Vikings!

  33. cusoman…
    When Rodgers was head butted in the Cardinals playoff game’s final play, Packer fans are told to stop crying for “Sharon” Rodgers. When we have a DB get RUN OVER by Fitzgerald and then GB gets called for PI when barely laying a glove on a Cards WR, Packer fans are told to stop crying.
    When Rodgers gets headbutted helmet first on a pick in OT vs. Wash., we’re told to quit crying. When Miami gets a phantom call on special teams, which leads to a TD for Miami, Packer fans are told to stop crying.
    STOP complaining about the refs! Bert Favre threw 3 picks, one for a pick 6, your pass rush gets shut out vs. a sieve of an O-line and the Packers are down a ton of front line players.
    McCarthy’s handling of the game nearly gave you the game. Chilly was just more proficient at screwing the game away. Doing a rollout with a QB with a gimpy ankle?!
    SKOL!

  34. I was surpised the pack oline did such a good job. This loss is squarely on Childress. Vikings have the talent everywhere except in the coaching department.
    How do you not challenge that Quarless TD. When the opposing coach rushes his kicking team on the field in record time you know there is something going on. That was a 4 point difference.
    Right now I don’t know who is going to take the NFC. It’s almost like no one wants to dominate. If the packers were 100% healthy they might be the team. If Vikings get new coach and Rice back they might pick it up.

  35. Great game, the Vikings make a lot of really stupid mistakes. It seemed like they werent happy unless they started out a drive in the hole.
    This is on Favre I guess, he made the game exciting as usual though. Glad I got to see it before he finally retires.
    The Vikings are clearly a better offense than the Packers, AP being the difference.

  36. Watching the Vikings lose is to a Packer team without its starting RB, TE, and other injuries was good enough for me. But to listen to the Viking fans blame it on the refs isn’t even icing on the cake- It’s like a whole other cake.
    Viking fans are the worst sports fans on the planet. Low sports IQ, whiny, fair-weathered. They would fit right in in L.A.
    Did the Viking fans blame the interceptions on the ref’s yet? Cry on, Cryqueens.
    Watch next week when the referees cause Tom Brady to throw for 300 yards and the Vikings lose by 20. It’s going to be extremely enjoyable.

  37. # VikesLover says: October 25, 2010 12:20 AM
    Must be nice to have the refs hand you a game like that. Packers and Saints must know the same mob bosses.
    Well, we’ll always have 2009. I’d rather beat the Pack twice than win the Super Bowl. SKOL!!!
    =============
    hey, that’s pretty lame rubbing the past in a teams face, like 12 Championships to…. zer0
    lulz,
    SKOL!!!

  38. Hey 3G will you pay me to proofread these blog posts before they are posted? Because someone really needs to..

  39. At this age, isn’t it legal to take Brett behind Mall of America Field on put him out of his misery?? hehe He is done and this season’s performance couln’t make me any happier after all of his antics in the off-season. 🙂 🙂 Karmas a bitch, huh Brett??

  40. Vikings had this one in the bag and let it get away.
    As I said in the last thread…hats off to the Packers for hanging in there and maintaining. They played tough on D and capitalized on Favres mistakes. Good game by both team but the Packers managed to edge this one out.
    Hopefully its a different story when they come to the dome.

  41. Hey Chilly, Thanks for throwing Brett under the bus. You need to look in the mirror. You don’t challenge the Quarless touchdown, which was not, and you don’t take your time outs at the end of the half from the 40 with 35 seconds remaining . The way I add that up is about 10 points. If I was a betting man, I would say that Brett has a better chance of keeping his job than you do.

  42. It’s too bad you have one of the best players in the NFL on your sorry team in AP, and his talent is being continually wasted by the Chillydick & Favre saga. Wish he was on a more sound team/organization.

  43. Yeah Green Bay fans have something to cheer about, your team one. Brett Farve did what Farve does and blew the game. Our defensive line sucked and we did not get it done. These games are always close and it made for a good show on Sunday night. I still am a Vikings fan and I still hate the cheese heads but lets quit talking sh*t and see how the season finishes.

  44. # cusoman says: October 25, 2010 12:29 AM
    It’s “like old times” for an entirely different reason – refs deciding key games for the Vikings. Before all you homers go all “wah wah Cryqueens” on a reply, maybe you should stop and think for a second: if Vikngs fans keep complaining about this stuff, maybe there’s a pretty damn good reason. It. Keeps. Happening. And not just on the level of “oh shut up all teams have to deal with bad ref calls” this stuff is getting way over and above the norm. Where does it end? Sick of my team having to play the refs and the opposing team.
    —————————————————–
    Oh shut up. I don’t know what is worse. The fact you are on here crying like a little bitch, or that you honestly believe your team gets it worse than everyone else. Your team played a tough game and lost. Deal with it.

  45. i think brett will be back next season but as a back-up lol he loves the game too much even if he is coaching he cant leave football no matter how much broken hips and pics

  46. I gotta say I don’t feel bad. Every week the packers get screwed on an awful call (take last weeks illegal formation on Robert Francois that could have sealed the win for us). Chilly coulda challenged the Quarless TD that’s on you. The shiancoe play, the ball was moving on the way down and he used the ground to complete the catch. Good call. But don’t forget the gifts you guys were given like the Collins late hit or the no call for PI on the INT intended for Jennings. Even if you guys squeaked by us you guys definately weren’t the better team anyway we outplayed you in every aspect except mistakes and special teams

  47. # jeezybaby43 says: October 25, 2010 12:34 AM
    Blame this loss on Chilly, easily could have challenged that Quarless TD….lol @ vikings
    ————————————–
    and we’ll see if frazier can be the third vikings coordinator to go elsewhere to win a superbowl since billick.

  48. “So I hope all the Vikings crybabies tell us how unfair this game was.
    After all the smack talk about how good teams overcome injuries…. I just wanna know, how’d it feel to get smoked by our backups?
    Refs right?”
    Funny the first Ref comment came from a packers fan. Must mean theres something to it for it to be on their mind before any viking fan mentioned it.. just sayin..

  49. Childress is toast. 2-4 with the tough games on the horizion; 9-7 will be hard to achieve.
    This was game had bad plays, bad refs, horrible calls on both teams. It was a fun game to watch but it was weak.
    If either of these teams were playing the Steelers, the Jets or the Ravens both would have lost.
    What happened to the NFC North?

  50. Before I get into this Vikings loss, a few words to you Packer fans: You guys won tonight, but this is FAR from over! You guys have 3 losses and you still have a tough schedule ahead of you. And the Bears are falling apart too, so I wouldn’t plan a playoff party just yet, Packer fans. As for my Vikings, sure Favre played terrible, and the referees took a TD away from them, and they didn’t challenge a GB TD, but what I’m more concerned about is how Brad Childress publicly threw Brett under the bus at the post-game press conference.
    Look, there isn’t a player in the NFL that I despise more than Favre, and he did cost the Vikings the game, but he fought like a warrior through injury, and he did give the Vikings a shot at winning at the end. Childress should have talked to Brett privately and he shouldn’t have went off like that to the press. Like him or not, when Favre messes up and loses games, he ALWAYS owns it. Bad move by Brad “Chilly” Childress.
    There were some bright spots for the Vikings in defeat. AD played great, and Harvin made several key plays, but they need to get the ball to Randy Moss more. The Vikings can still turn things around, but first Favre and Childress need to sit down and talk because those two have had problems dating back to last year.

  51. Queens fans need to stop making excuses. Go back to the film and look at the call the Packers got last week. Francois was called for lining up over the Center on a punt. Only thing is, he was off the LOS by a yard. Refs only dropped the flag AFTER the commercials were over, due to prompting from the replay booth. On a non-reviewable call, that was never requested to be reviewed.
    That BS call changed the outcome of the game. We would have won, but do we bitch about that? No, we admit it never should have been that close.

  52. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a text book display of alligator arms like Moss displayed on that last play. Anyone else would have went up and caught a TD like a man.

  53. 12+81=7 says:
    October 25, 2010 12:15 AM
    Love him or hate him, Brett is one of the greatest competitors of the past 50 years. I used to hate him with all his flip-flopping on retirement, but the more I watch him play the more I respect him. No one else can play at his level at that age, and he has such a desire to win.
    ———————————————–
    You must be kidding me. You would rather have an over the hill flopper than a top 10-15 QB? Yes, I will agree he is one of the top 50 competitors of last 50 years, but not even in the top 100 players of this year. He is tarnishing what is left of his legend everytime he steps out on the field. Even George Blanda decided it was time to stop being the QB and just kick some FGs and Extra Points to stay in the game.

  54. Great win for a short-handed Packer team. Tough to get to sleep tonight!
    I won’t rub it in … the Vikes have a nice trio with Peterson, Harvin and Moss.
    But it’s a great day to be a Packer!

  55. Cusoman says “it keeps happening” as in the Ref’s are against the Queens. So then you probably wanna call the League office and have the results of last week’s game against the Cowboys reversed right? Dallas outplayed you last week and the Pack out played you this week. Farve is done and so are the Queens.

  56. Chilly is an awful coach, he was busy warming Brets seat instead of looking at replays. But at the end of the day the entire franchise is at fault. Chilly is a marginal coach at best. Favre is a lower half QB now, at best. AP and Harvin are the only things that make the Vikings winners of 2 games.
    Favre has not helped win anything. I would bet they would be 3-3 or 4-2 if Favre retired and Tavaris Jackson was QB. They would at least have a future and not play their first 3 games like they were preseason games. Minnesota Franchise= BIG FAIL!

  57. cusoman says:
    October 25, 2010 12:29 AM
    It’s “like old times” for an entirely different reason – refs deciding key games for the Vikings. Before all you homers go all “wah wah Cryqueens” on a reply, maybe you should stop and think for a second: if Vikngs fans keep complaining about this stuff, maybe there’s a pretty damn good reason. It. Keeps. Happening. And not just on the level of “oh shut up all teams have to deal with bad ref calls” this stuff is getting way over and above the norm. Where does it end? Sick of my team having to play the refs and the opposing team.
    =========================================
    Well, now you know how Packers fans feel. We’ve gotten more than our fair share of a reffing screw job multiple times *this season*, yet we always have to hear Vikings fans call us out when we point out the horrible inaccuracies and what feels like an anti Packers bias when it comes to the officiating.
    Not saying it’s fair, but perhaps maybe you Vikings fans will take a moment to remember this before you chastise us when we call out the poor officiating.
    That said, now you know how it feels.

  58. Maybe you Packer fans should check the Vikings schedule before you celebrate too much because after NE … the Vikings have the best schedule in the league and should go at least 7-1.
    But what I find funny is that all you care about is Favre failing???
    Remember he’s an old washed up QB … why are you so worried about him? You must think he is still good or something because that’s all you Packer fans can talk about … Favre is this … Favre is that … GET A LIFE!

  59. How ironic.
    I have been told by viking fans on this site that the Packers and their fans couldn’t use excuses for their losses. Whether it be injuries or bad calls. I’ve listened to this drivel for weeks now, even though very few fans have made any.
    Tonight, all I hear out of them are the excuses.
    It was the refs, the whole league’s against us.
    Boo Freaking Hoo!!! I think I even heard one person invoke last year’s Championship game. Please. (LMFAO)
    The refs? They were trying to give you the game. How else can you explain the fact that they kept awarding your team TDs on the field when they obviously were not. It would have been a travesty and a colectively comatose consciousness to allow those to stand.
    I have to admit though, I was shocked by the results. I figured the vikes would wear our depleated defense down. I thought that going in.
    But, we persevered and even survived two costly redzone turnovers by A.Rodge. It was a real gut check performance by our whole team. They have alot to be proud of.
    Peace to all of my Green and Gold brethren

  60. I have seen almost every Packer home game since he was traded to the Packers and have seen a lot of Brett Favre both good and bad and was at the game tonight. It is evident more than ever… It is time to step aside. All he is doing is hurting his team and embarrassing himself every time he steps on the field.

  61. Packers why couldn’t you have knocked Favre out of the game? Now we sit here and pray for a suspension.
    Again Brett Favre lost another game; Saints, Miami, Jets and now Greenbay.
    Really the only ones playing good football are; Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. The rest of the team blows..

  62. Wrong. This is not brett Favre of old – it’s Brett Favre of old, new and all-time. He had only one year – last year- where he didn’t do this junk. Even then he ended the Vikes season on – you guessed it – a needless pass late over the middle that was picked off.
    He’s the most overrated QB of all-time. Yeah he’s fun, durable and always available – unfortunately for the team he plays for.
    He makes the same boneheaded plays now as he did early in his career. HOF player… not a chance.
    Oh. He’ll get elected but it’ll be a travesty.

  63. Shutup you dumb @$$ packer fans. Childress said in another interview that it was the worst officiating he had ever seen, and the ref apologized to him for bad calls on a couple of different occasions. There is no way the Shiancoe called can be OVERTURNED. there is no conclusive evidence and that is why NBC and ESPN doing highlights shared those two TD’s (quarless and shiancoe) as completely awful calls. Yeah the vikes lost, but fair and square is something that is not black and white. You got the win, now shut your mouths until you get hosed like you all thought you did against the cards last year. You act like you all never whine about calls, because I read all your sad crying little posts about unfairness, now you get the calls and the ref is doing everything right. Shove it.

  64. Childress threw Favre under the bus.
    Maybe Favre will scrap Chilly’s game plan now and just play football.

  65. No Finley.
    No Grant.
    No Harris.
    No Bigby.
    No Barnett.
    No Burnett.
    No Neal.
    No Tauscher.
    No Jolly.
    Hobbled Driver.
    Hobbled Pickett.
    A GB touchdown that wasn’t and a MN touchdown that was, taken away.
    Points win games – enjoy your undeserved gifts. Feel good GB.

  66. Brett Favre will retire after this year a loser.
    He’s done.
    Put a fork in him.
    Yes, he’s a HOFer, but he should’ve retired after last year and he didn’t and now he’s gonna go out on a low note. People will remember mostly how much drama he caused and how he sucked his last year as a Viking.

  67. Nice to finally see the Packers get some balance, nobody was explosive on offense but they found a way to get the job done compared to the last 3 games. Pretty sad to see my childhood hero get booed off the field he did so much on though

  68. Remember Queen fans: before the game you all said “No excuses” meaning if faver got the win, Packer fans couldn’t complain about injuries.
    You lost to a team that is held to together with band aids and a hell of a lot of heart. You lost to a better QB. You lost to a better defense. You lost to a better coach.
    faver did exactly what Packer fans said he would. Choke. Big time choke. He got owned. Your entire team got owned.

  69. This Viking fan isn’t blaming it on anybody but #4.
    Yes, I disagree with the ref on the Shiancoe TD reversal, but that’s the game of football….
    And yes, GB has a lot of injuries, but it’s still an NFL football team…the people stepping in have something to prove and play hard…nothing is easy.
    Look at what happened to New Orleans at home vs. the Browns…you’re not going to win with turnovers, and that’s on Favre…
    One last thing @Randy Moss never gets called for pass interference even though he does it all the time.
    Bullsh^t…he’s been called at least 3 times since returning to the Vikings….

  70. And one last thing about “blame”
    I’m not blaming the refs….I’m blaming #4…I’m blaming Childress…and I’m blaming the Vikes o-line…not enough pressure…oh yea, Chris Cook/Frank Walker combo….the Vikes need to address that issue, cause teams are rightfully exploiting that weakness…

  71. In the end the thing that will be remembered about this game is not who won or lost.
    It won’t the TD that counted that perhaps shouldn’t have.
    Or the one that didn’t that perhaps should have.
    Or even an old Brett still gunslinging.
    What people will always remember is that at the end of the final game in of their very best player in the history of their team, the one they named streets after…the Packers “fans” booed him.
    When the anger/joy/pain/vindictiveness of the present is past…all Packer players will remember what the fans did to Brett in their last goodbye.
    Packer …class. They always remind you of who they are, where they live, what kind of “fans” they really are.

  72. For all the crap we heard all week, i.e. the Packers OL can’t block the dominant Minnesota DL, or Moss has his best games at Lambeau, or Rodgers can’t win the close games, etc etc it sure was satisfying to see a banged up GB team beat those guys.
    It was even better seeing Brent completely melt down in the 2nd half (shocking) which included a pick 6. Why Minnesota went away from the running game I have no idea.
    As for the comment that Minnesota isn’t out of it, if they lose this week to New England to put them at 2-5 they’d have to finish the year 8-1 to get to 10 wins. I don’t care if you are the most eternal optimist- that aint going to happen. At this point I’m not sure if the Vikings can make it to .500 at the end of the year.

  73. # VikesLover says: October 25, 2010 12:20 AM
    Must be nice to have the refs hand you a game like that. Packers and Saints must know the same mob bosses.
    Well, we’ll always have 2009. I’d rather beat the Pack twice than win the Super Bowl. SKOL!!!
    That statement makes you the ultimate loser. But I guess you can think that way when you don’t know what it’s like when your team does win a Super Bowl. You have to take every little victory you can.

  74. 3rd down and 4. “Best” running back in the league with AP.. Why do you go to a full spread offense with minimal protection for BF? Takes the sack, turns the ball over, get the ankle rolled on.
    Chilly Fault.

  75. Contra says:
    October 25, 2010 1:05 AM
    Vikings had this one in the bag and let it get away.
    As I said in the last thread…hats off to the Packers for hanging in there and maintaining. They played tough on D and capitalized on Favres mistakes. Good game by both team but the Packers managed to edge this one out.
    Hopefully its a different story when they come to the dome.
    ————————————————
    Contra…..perfect comment. It sucks to loose, but it happens. Probably does go the other way next game. Nice to see someone doesnt have to throw crap. Peace

  76. Maybe it is time for Bert to go take care of his old lady…he handed that to the Pack. TJack couldn’t do worse….

  77. cheesegrader says:
    October 25, 2010 1:08 AM
    Yeah Green Bay fans have something to cheer about, your team one. Brett Farve did what Farve does and blew the game. Our defensive line sucked and we did not get it done. These games are always close and it made for a good show on Sunday night. I still am a Vikings fan and I still hate the cheese heads but lets quit talking sh*t and see how the season finishes.
    ————————————————–
    I’ll give you and one or two other Vikings fans on here lots of credit for good sportsmanship and not making excuses. It’s a shame that the rest of your fanbase are such losers.
    As for the other 99.8% of you…
    You’re pathetic, just like your team, your clueless coach and your albatross of a quarterback.
    Blaming the refs AGAIN? I would hate to have seen you guys back when you were losing Super Bowls instead of just NFC Championship games.
    Blame anyone but yourself – the true calling card of a loser. If they gave out Super Bowl trophies for excuses, you might actually have one.
    Since you’re all probably bald 40 year old virgins working the late shift at McDonalds before heading back to Mom’s basement… I guess I can understand why you feel that life is so unfair.
    Just know, that the rest of the world is laughing at you.
    What a great way for Brett to go out, can this season get any better for him?
    SKOL!

  78. Why was Favre wearing earplugs all game? Was it to keep from hearing all the bad names they were calling him? Didn’t want to get his poor feelings hurt? LOL! Too funny seeing him hobble off the field. He made his bed in Green Bay, now he las to lie in it….too bad his wife won’t be joining him any longer!

  79. Vitriolic posts from Packer fans smack of getting shots in before Green Bay ends up 8-8 and Vikes win Central at 9-7.

  80. Refs need to get cleaned up in the NFL….Shank TD was a TD and don’t even try to say it wasn’t.About as f@cked up as the Calvin Johnson catch that was stole…

  81. vikings lose the refs cheat ,, vikings win they going to the super bowl haa haa at least when pack or saints lose they don’t cry like the vikqueens fans geeeeeeeeeeeeeesh get a life ,, and no we not wearing bags ,, saints still have a shot for the play offs ,,, vikings hummmmmmm they be buying there tickets to go LMAO

  82. cheesegrader says:
    October 25, 2010 1:08 AM
    I still am a Vikings fan and I still hate the cheese heads but lets quit talking sh*t and see how the season finishes.
    ———————————————
    You’re on the losing side and NOW you want civility? Where were you to help police your boy Pervy, Contra, and all the other children trashing the Packer fans?
    Screw that. Your sexting, whining, “gun slinger” choked it big just like predicted. Any salt in the wounds is deserving.

  83. Of course Minn shouldn’t complain about the refs, Clay Mathews taking off his helmet on the field should not have been called at the end of the game. It is not an obvious violation!
    Don’t bother posting on here if you want Packer fans to hear the truth because most of the two toothed idiots can’t read!

  84. To those few idiot Viking fans with the excuses, shut your mouths. You make Viking fans look bitter and unknowledgeable.
    To those Viking fans who gave the packers some credit, I say bravo. I was ready to congratulate you guys during that last drive, but fortunately, it worked out for us.
    Good game Viking fans. See you in 4 weeks.

  85. If we all learned one thing last night it is this…..Vikings are the superior team. We have to take care of the ball though!!! Enjoy last nights SuperBowl win Packers, we need to clean up and get in the playoffs.

  86. The viking fan meltdown has begun. Read the anger and venom on this page. Read the rage on the vikings fan forums.
    If the vikings won and Packer fans said “yea but we were injured”, the vikings fans would say it’s no excuse.
    You got beat queens. You got beat.

  87. That a boy Pervy, all you needed was to cry yourself to sleep and get up early to play Mr. big boy again. BTW pervy, that was not the Super Bowl, that comes at the end… aw ya know what, if I have to explain this to ya… whats the point.
    Congrats on making it to the super bowl last night.

  88. So, once again, the Vikings lose and the believers in the Purple Myth blame the refs:
    Did the refs block Jared Allen all night long? No, but Clifton did.
    Did the refs beat the snot out of Favre all night long? No, but Clay Matthews did.
    Did the refs throw a pick six? No, but Brett Favre did.
    I suppose you think Harvin was not out of bounds, too huh?
    Crybabies. Nothing has changed. The best team you have beaten all year long is Dallas, who also sucks.
    Every time you play a team with a winning record, you lose – and subsequently blame everybody but the person who has been to blame each and every time….Brett Favre
    To paraphrase Denny Green, Brett Favre “IS WHO YOU KNEW HE IS”

  89. The Shiancoe pass was a touchdown – the problem is he was so wide open he shouldn’t of had to dive for the ball at all! The pass to their TE wasn’t a TD either … was Sterger’s grandfather a ref in that game last night? Jesus – how pathetic!

  90. Hey viking fans,
    It is a blast reading your excuses for the game, keep em comming! The best ones are the “refs gave them the game”. Followed by, “we’re not healthy”, finally, chilly blew it!
    Just another chapter of one of the sorriest teams in the league…….how many super bowls? How many championships? How many packer castoffs have you guys tried to win with over the years?
    The only thing more pathetic than viking fans………sorry, nothing more pathetic than viking fans!

  91. Not sure why Queens “fans” bother with the game they don’t understand. They always bring it down to crying about the rules but the rules don’t apply to them. Loadholt couldn’t handle Mathews so he held him and face-masked him. Their pathetic D-backs should have been flagged for another half-dozen holds and Sullivan should be expelled for impersonating a center.
    If Rodgers and our receivers had been on and if we make the picks we dropped, and if McCarthy sees a real RB in Jackson, this game is a blowout.
    Which is what I expect when we go to The Dump at near full-strength in Nov.
    Queens are nothing super. Just a basic 4-12 team with big-mouth losers for “fans”.

  92. # Pervy Moss says: October 25, 2010 9:07 AM
    If we all learned one thing last night it is this…..Vikings are the superior team. We have to take care of the ball though!!! Enjoy last nights SuperBowl win Packers, we need to clean up and get in the playoffs.
    ______
    So true….if the Favre hadn’t thrown those three costly picks, and if the refs didn’t hate the Vikes, we’d have won the game.
    Vikes may be 2-4 but they are the best team in the NFC.
    We have the most division titles since 1970. Way more than the Pukers.
    And Favre had his best season ever in purple – 33 touchdowns and a trip to the NFC Championship Game.
    SKOL!!

  93. All Vikings seasons end the same way. This one probably is just ending a little earlier than last.

  94. I wasn’t nervous. He has shown the tendency to throw an INT or the ball away more than a winning TD the past 3 years. I had faith in the defense and knew we would be fine.

  95. “That a boy Pervy, all you needed was to cry yourself to sleep and get up early to play Mr. big boy again. BTW pervy, that was not the Super Bowl, that comes at the end… aw ya know what, if I have to explain this to ya… whats the point.”
    That is what ex-pro curling athletes do… make excuses instead of taking the loss and moving on (and out).

  96. The state of WI is still celebrating to angel trumpets and devil trombones this morning.Fat farm girls were impregnated at an alarming rate,beer was sold in record numbers and fat cheesy snacks were consumed by the millions. It is a glorious day in WI indeed for you won your biggest game of all time….beating the Favre led Vikings. Ed Gein and Jeff Dahmer are even celebrating in hell…enjoy your tiny little moment of joy me sconnies! I know life is hard there…

  97. # Pervy Moss says: October 25, 2010 9:45 AM
    I would like one Pack fan to try and tell me that when Brett had the ball with the last drive you were not shitting your pants!!! It was great drama! You know you were nervous as hell, as vikings fans were…..
    ——————————
    Luckily for us though your team couldn’t even beat 1/2 a team full of our backups. That’s gotta sting.

  98. Man, I knew this blog was going to be great this morning, but you Viking fans are exceeding expectations. The excuses are coming rapid fire this morning.
    I especially enjoyed the quotes from VikesLover at 9:39:
    “if the Favre hadn’t thrown those three costly picks, and if the refs didn’t hate the Vikes, we’d have won the game.”
    “Vikes may be 2-4 but they are the best team in the NFC.”
    Now that, my friends, is priceless. Spoken like the truly desperate fans that inhabit Minnesota this morning – knowing they went all-in for this season, and the ship is sinking.
    Skol, indeed.

  99. jmskmi says:
    October 25, 2010 8:24 AM
    Of course Minn shouldn’t complain about the refs, Clay Mathews taking off his helmet on the field should not have been called at the end of the game. It is not an obvious violation!
    ————-
    Were you watching the play at all? His helmet flew halfway up his face due to an *uncalled* hands to the face infraction — in the middle of a play it’s not like he had time to pull it back down and buckle it up; he did the only thing he could do, tossing it off was his only chance at remaining in the play.
    love all the tearful viking rubes today, just love it. coach childress is perfect for you guys.

  100. Dougy says:
    October 25, 2010 8:11 AM
    Vitriolic posts from Packer fans smack of getting shots in before Green Bay ends up 8-8 and Vikes win Central at 9-7.
    ————————————————
    Whats the Central? I thought we were in the NFC North……
    Complain about the Shiancoe call all you want, the fact is that the ball hit the ground and shifted when it did. If it moves that shows that he did not have complete possesion and the ground assisted at that point.
    Childress is crying over the Matthews facemask call when Loadholt almost took his head off!
    I’m certainly all smiles today, in this office surrounded by degenerate Viking fans all licking their wounds today…… You can’t even beat a team of back-ups.
    7-9, no playoffs for you.

  101. Vikings get the ball inside the 15 with less tahn 30 seconds. that is Moss territory. throw it high, and let him jump for it. tramone williams is doomed.
    BUT NO!
    lets get two penalties! let’s make it harder than it has to be! 1st and 30! biggest choke artist franchise in sports. hands down. Percy almost bailed out this team again. ALMOST.
    i hate being a vikings fan. this team is cursed.
    can’t even beat a packers team that has almost 70% backups on defense. what is that? seriously.

  102. I love how some fans of the Vikings clearly state that they would rather beat teh pack twice than go to the super bowl and then the others tell us to enjoy our super bowl win from last night. Hell that wasn’t even close to a super bowl for us. It was a great finish that had me on the edge of the couch and questioning call that went both ways. Mostly the late hit against Collins and Chilly wasting what like 40 seconds with two time outs left and claiming he was worried about the Pack having three left after they had just used one before the nice draw play that the Vikings had run. Lastly, could Favre been cheered off the field sure but why, he is a Viking now and I would put a few other Packers in front of him as teh greatest Packers, he may have been the most exciting but to many crappy playoff games to be the greatest Starr yes Favre no. Great game Vikings fans but don’t blame anyone but your team and coaches.

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