Favre Makes Purple Magic

Brett Favre‘s magic works in purple too.

We may have begun doubting, after a near-interception by Dre Bly ended what seemed the Vikings‘ last gasp effort against the surprisingly frisky 49ers.

But the Vikings would get one more chance.  After stuffing the Niners’ offense, using up their time outs stopping the clock in the process, they handed the ball to Brett Favre with 1:29 left to play, and told him to go 80 yards for the touchdown.

And he went 80 yards for the touchdown.

The last 32 yards were covered on a desperate heave – with 2 seconds left – to Greg Lewis who did a Cris Carter job at the back of the endzone for the score.  It was Greg Lewis’s first catch as a Viking, in his first game on the active roster.

Greg Lewis may never catch another ball in purple, but he has already earned a place in Vikings history.

Brett Favre already had a place in Vikings history as one of their greatest adversaries.  Now he’s written a new, completely implausible chapter as one of their heroes.

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  • http://http://judspressbox.blogspot.com/ 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    Chester and Adrian really kept the team in the game

  • joe

    And before the game – moron here was posting that they had to win big to “make a statement” – blah blah blah blah

    Dude – you really suck at football commentary – favre made a much louder standment winning in this manner. You just SUCK!

    And before the game, you were talkin’ trash that it had to be a blowout.


  • Rajod

    They may have been on the 32.5 yard line but Favre let that ball go behind the 38 yard line. And he threw a bullet to the very back of the end zone.

    I amazed he threw a near 50 yard bullet without much of a running effort. Strong arm for a old man.

    I think the fellow Vikings are now believers. I have to admit that was a WOW play they will be remembered for some time. I hope the Vikes can ride this wave into Green Bay.

    I’m actually a…cough Lions fan. Minn is my backup team. Have to love AP, the best thing since Barry Sanders. And now AP has a much better team than Detroit ever had.