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    Does the Favre story...

    ...end the same again? Waffle on retirement, finally decide to play, "shock" the world by playing "the best football of his career" for much of the season...

    ...and then...

    controversy. But, not just that.

    Over the past few seasons, the contrast in Favre's numbers early in the year to late in the year has been documented. Are we seeing it again?

    Through 11 games
    Vikings were 10-1 and averaging 31.1 points per game. Other than a 17-point performance against Pittsburgh, their lowest point total of the season was 27. Favre was completing 69.3% of his passes for 287 yards per game and an 8/1 TD/Int ratio (24 TD's, 3 Int's total).

    In the last three games, Minnesota is 1-2, averaging 18 points per game, being held to 17 against Arizona and 7 last night against Carolina. Favre, meanwhile, is completing 62.7% of his passes for 230 yards per game with 3 TD's and 4 Int's in that span.

    Trend or fluke in 2009?
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    They need to run it a ton the next few weeks and rest Favre's arm.

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    I think that this is typical of the Minnesota Vikings and has as much to do with the rest of the team as it does with Favre.

    Minnesota has played six games since their bye week. In four home games, they've won by an average of more than 20 per game, including last week against the Bengals. In two away games, they've lost by an average of 16 points. The Vikings have been terrible on the road late in the season for as long as I can remember. If they can somehow manage to get it together and win at Chicago then come home to play the Giants in the Dome, they'll be fine and still maintain enough to keep that first round bye.

    If the Vikings blow this, it won't be on Brett Favre. I've been a Vikings fan long enough to know that they will NEVER miss an opportunity to screw it all up.

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    I think the problem is the O-line. They were having a lot of success running earlier which made for a lot of play fake opportunities. Now the past 4 weeks or so they have not been able to get one of, if not the best RB any room to run. So now the play fake is not so effective. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvdfc View Post
    I think the problem is the O-line. They were having a lot of success running earlier which made for a lot of play fake opportunities. Now the past 4 weeks or so they have not been able to get one of, if not the best RB any room to run. So now the play fake is not so effective. JMO.
    I agree. Excellent (and very overlooked) point IMO.

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    You can manipulate stats and numbers to fit any scenario you wish to prove. I guarantee there are stats that exist that for Farve that is very complimentary but wed never see them because the media is bias against who is suffering or on a downhill slide.

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    Favre is okay, I don't know why people are all over him when QB's in the league have bad weeks.

    They will finish 13-3 with a first round bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide View Post
    ...end the same again? Waffle on retirement, finally decide to play, "shock" the world by playing "the best football of his career" for much of the season...

    ...and then...

    controversy. But, not just that.

    Over the past few seasons, the contrast in Favre's numbers early in the year to late in the year has been documented. Are we seeing it again?

    Through 11 games
    Vikings were 10-1 and averaging 31.1 points per game. Other than a 17-point performance against Pittsburgh, their lowest point total of the season was 27. Favre was completing 69.3% of his passes for 287 yards per game and an 8/1 TD/Int ratio (24 TD's, 3 Int's total).

    In the last three games, Minnesota is 1-2, averaging 18 points per game, being held to 17 against Arizona and 7 last night against Carolina. Favre, meanwhile, is completing 62.7% of his passes for 230 yards per game with 3 TD's and 4 Int's in that span.

    Trend or fluke in 2009?
    I mentioned this in the past. One of the reasons why his numbers usually go down at the end of the year, is because until this season he was always playing in freezing temperatures at the end of the year. That is already hard enough to do for a young QB, especially one who is 40 years old. This past game was in Carolina where it was once again cold out. The one thing about him this year though, is in the playoffs he wont be playing a single game in the cold the whole playoffs. So I don't think we see the drop off happen again, since he will be in doors.

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    I actually didn't think he was going to go down this year, but alas, the true Farve shines through.

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    Its only a three game stretch. We'll see how it plays out. I'm sure he'll have another big game before the Vikings are done. But, the stats are what they are...there's no manipulation. Favre's performance has dipped significantly late in the season over the past several years. Maybe this year is different, maybe not.

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4767366

    The drama never ends in Favre-ville...

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    I like Brett, hope he plays next season, but when the Coach says something you do it. Brett isn't thinking of the big picture where Coach Brad was.

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