It is now sports history, Brett Favre has started for a record 271 games straight in the regular season of the NFL. With the team just over a month after one of the shortest retirements in professional sports history, the future Hall of Fame Quarterback led the Vikings to a 27 -10 victory over the winless Detroit Lions.
After the first half of the game, the Lions were ahead 10 - 7. Once the second half kicked in to gear, the Vikings took control of the remainder of the game. Brett Favre left nothing to chance this game passing 23 completions in 27 attempts with 2 touchdown passes, three sacs, and gaining 155 yards.
The key to Favre's success this season has been his ability to utilize his offense. Unlike his past teams, #4 has an arsenal of talent on the roster including Harvin, Peterson, Taylor, Barrian, Shiancoe, Rice, and Kleinsasser. With that many options, and Brad Childress' allowance of Favre to adjust from the line of scrimmage through audible play calling, the Vikings are quick to adjust to variable defensive strategies put up to stop the Vikings offense.
Only two games into the season, the Minnesota Vikings lead the NFC North 2 - 0. Minnesota has yet to look like a fine tuned well oiled football squad. They have lost the first 1/2 half of the 1st two regular season games to both the Bengals and the Lions by 3 points. Penalties were significantly reduced this week to the favor of the team in purple. However, for the Vikings and Mr. Favre to sustain their contention to win the NFC North division, they will need to tighten up their offensive unit.