Great Season for Brett Favre, But Not Great Enough

Chris ScheiCorrespondent IJanuary 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-28 in overtime during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Early in the season, the Minnesota Vikings were playing host to the San Fransisco 49ers. The offense and defense were both struggling, and down by four points; Favre began forcing some passes that should've been intercepted. But they weren't, and as bad as the team played, Favre still had a chance to win the game.

And like he has done in the regular season so many times, he found a way to get the win with a great pass to Greg Lewis.

On Sunday, the Vikings were fumbling the ball like they thought it was the object of the game. They did just enough offensively and their defense played well enough to keep them in the game, however, and Favre was left with a chance to win.

And like he has done in the playoffs so many times, he threw a bone-headed, ill-advised interception that took away his team's chance at a win.

You're not going to get an argument from me that the fumbles were a reason why the Vikings lost the game—they were. You have to put a lot of blame on Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, and Adrian Peterson, who were a little careless with the ball against a defense that can only stop you by ripping the ball out.

The Minnesota Vikings should've won this game, just like they should've lost to the 49ers in the regular season. For too long, however, that's been the case with Brett Favre at the helm.

Should've lost a game in the regular season that he won, and should've won a game in the playoffs that he lost.