Brett Favre Peers into Crystal Ball, Sees Victory Over the Cowboys

Don’t call it a guarantee.  Do call it a sign of confidence.

In his regular weekly press conference on Wednesday, Brett Favre stopped short of making any Namath-like proclamations, but was willing to express his belief that the Vikings can and will beat Dallas Sunday at the Metrodome.

Honestly, I see us sitting here next week having this press conference again,” Favre told reporters.  “If that doesn’t happen, to me it will be a shock.”

Not exactly bulletin board material.  Unless the Cowboys are extremely sensitive to perfectly reasonable statements of self-assurance by a player who is not poking them so much as building up his own teammates.

Of course, in today’s sports world, everyone takes even the smallest slight as a major diss, hoping to derive motivation from the trumped-up “controversy.”  So, I’m sure someone on Dallas will make note of what Favre said, and try blowing it up into something 100 times bigger than it is.

And certain segments of the media (cough ESPN cough) will be more-than-willing to go along with the bit, for their own evil purposes.

Topics: Brett Favre, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Mike

    Finally, a Viking with confidence!

  • Kako

    Yeah I see them being at the same spot next week talking about his retirement.

  • Mike

    Vikings are invincible if they can disguise whether they will run or pass, force the defense to respect the run and use Favre to win.

    Dallas said they will focus on the run, while protecting against the deep ball, but it is also likely they will send Ware and Spenser after Favre.

    Expect the Vikings to work short quick passes to their NFL tying record 6 receivers with more than 40 catches: Rice, Harvin, Berrian, Shaincoe, Taylor and Peterson.

    I just hope Peterson doesn’t drop passes especially since screen passes could make it difficult for Ware and Spenser to overcommit.

  • Mike

    Oddsmakers favor Vikings by 2 1/2 but 87% of the betting public is taking the Cowboys as the favorite to win straight-up. What gives ???????

  • Mike

    I’m reading Favre will decide whether to run or pass at the line. I like it! I believe Favre only cares about winning and will let Peterson win it if the Cowboys don’t load the box.

  • Mike

    Fan House reporter Dan Graziano reports in “Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Can Beat Cowboys’ Pass Rush” that Peterson has been licking his chops watching Ware and Spencer savagely attack the quarterback from around the edges on almost every play during their run. 7 of their 8 last games were against teams in the bottom half of the NFL in rushing.

    Peterson says the Vikings have something the Cowboys haven’t seen: A power running game. Although the Vikings would like to run the ball, the Cowboys can be expected to focus on Peterson just like every other Vikings opponent. This should free Favre to beat them.

  • Mike

    Chris Collingsworth says the Cowboys won’t see the same offense against the Vikings as they saw against the Eagles, which blocked with 7 and sent the WRs down the field. He says Favre will quick release to Harvin, Peterson, Taylor, etc.

  • lorenzo4

    Mikey, Mikey. Now you know you can’t say things like the Vikings have a power running game. You’re gonna get Joe all cranked up again. I know you didn’t say they have a power running game…but you refer to AD as saying that. Frankly, I’m with Joe on this one. They do not have a power running game…I was hoping everyone got that message after the last four games, and specifically Chicago when they tried to pound, pound, pound the ball for one whole freaking half of a game like a bunch of stone brains and came up with squat.

  • Mike

    But getting Joe riled up is so fun!!!

  • Mike

    Just heard on ESPN, Baltimore, who has recently had little passing game, is bragging that Ray Rice is getting more yards even with defenses loading 7 in the box. Give me a break, Peterson routinely sees 8 in the box, sometimes even 9. Even the Vikings dominant power running game can’t be effective with 6 blocking 9. Unfortunately, on this web site there are some Favre fans (maybe not even Vikings fans) who fail to appreciate Peterson’s contribution. Shame on Lorenzo and Joe!

  • Mike

    NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks says the Cowboys must focus on AD and limit double coverage on wide receivers (like they did against the Eagles). He thinks Berrian may be the primary beneficiary of one-on-one opportunities and Favre may take advantage, given his affinity for the deep ball.