Even When Brett Favre Isn’t a Factor, He Is

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Published: September 23, 2009

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... early fates of teams with playoff hopes and dreams. Those dreams have bits and pieces that are decided by one or two players. These players have games decided by single plays in single moments...and sometimes by single yards.

One thing is for sure, the Vikings have a key facet that just won't ever be recognized for anything less than an attention-getter.

Even after Adrian Peterson's monster game in week one against the Cleveland Browns rushing for 180 yards and three touchdowns, one of them for 64 yards, Brett Favre was the talk of the town.

He was probably the only QB in the league that threw for 110 yards and one touchdown that got as much publicity.

Then after a sloppy first half in Detroit, the Vikings came back to defeat the Lions that are still living in the shadow of the 0-16 season of 2008. Many attribute Favre's 23-for-27, 155 yard, two touchdown game to a game where the Vikings came back to win.

Once again, a Viking other than the Hall of ...

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