Last night, the lowly Chicago Bears knocked off the Minnesota Vikings and cost Favre and the boys home field in the playoffs. Also this game could possibly even cost the Vikings a bye week in the postseason. The Vikings move to 11 and 4 overall while the Bears are now 6 and 9.
Favre made a valiant effort to bring his team back, but in the end it was not enough. The Vikings made too many mistakes and Jay Cutler made too many beautiful deep throws. Yes, Jay Cutler. The man who has thrown 26 interceptions this season. Jay played a whale of a game last night and threw for 4 Touchdowns. But what sports fans should have really gotten from last night’s game. Anything can happen on Monday Night Football.
Generally, other than last week’s game between the Giants and Redskins, these Monday Night games have been supremely entertaining and fun regardless if you are a fan of either of the teams. The storyline in my eyes of last night’s game though, Favre once again taking control.
Brett did play a great game last night. But you know what, he is not a good teammate. He has taken the spotlight away from his team and put it on him. Even with the best running back in the game, the spotlight is on Brett and the passing game. Not on the freak, AP. Brett constantly disobeys coaches and changes plays at the line. He feels he has a better knowledge of the offense than his coaches.
So he has become the coach and star player in one. Way to go Brett. Your numbers are not tailing as much down the stretch as they have the past few years, but your team has lost 3 of its last 4 games. The Vikings have blown a golden opportunity at home field.
In my opinion the NFC is the much weaker conference than the AFC this year. It is a wide open race. I feel that the Eagles have to be the front-runner at this point to come out of the NFC with the Saints and Vikings both struggling. This is not to say that either of these teams could not get it together and make a run at the Super Bowl in the end.
So my question for you today. Can Brett and the Vikings get it together and make a run at the Super Bowl? Or has Brett ruined Minnesota’s chances?
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.