The Vikings lost to the Packers 28 to 24 on Sunday and although both teams made their share of errors, the reason the Vikings lost is Brett Favre, plain and simple.
Favre threw 3 interceptions during the game and made numerous bad passes outside of that, like the one at the end of the game out of bounds. But it was a pair of interceptions in the 3rd quarter that cost the Vikings the win. Those 2 interceptions were turned into touchdowns by the Packers. Those two interceptions cost the Vikings the game. Those two interceptions were thrown by Favre.
I'm getting pretty tired of people saying how great he is. It is NOT how great he is. They are living on how great he WAS. Yes, he's on the field at 41. Yes, he hasn't missed a game in years....yet. But it is his fault fhe Vikings lose. It's just that simple. You cannot throw 3 interceptions and expect to win - unless you are playing Jay Cutler who will ALWAYS throw more interceptions that you. You cannot throw 3 interceptions to a team like the Packers and expect to win. I don't care who you are. Favre threw the game away...literally.
Favre is playing with a bad elbow, a bad ankle, a 41 year old worn out body, and a head full of off the field issues. There comes a time when an athlete should put their ego aside and go with what they know to be true. It's time for them to hang up the spikes. To not do so opens the team up to losses like the ones the Vikings had on Sunday. It's not his team. They have a premiere running back, great receivers, a fairly decent defense - and yet they lose in tight contests because Favre throws the ball to the wrong team and they turn them into points on the board.
I'm not a Favre hater, though I admit, I have little respect for him as a man. I know what he has accomplished in football....in the past. I also know when it's time for a man to leave the game and his time was at the end of last season. There was no way he was going to repeat that season in this one - and now I see that it is just making things worse. Trust me Brett, it's not them, it's you.