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Dear Media: Is Brett Favre Good Yet?

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 15:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions on November 15, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 27-10.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Jordan McAbeeContributor INovember 18, 2009

Dear Media,

Is Brett Favre good by your standards yet? Every week it is the same old story for you: "he will break down soon", "his production will fall off, just wait", "his age will catch up to him". We've been hearing these excuses since Week One. When will they stop?

With nine games in the books, Brett has thrown 17 touchdowns to three interceptions...his best statistical start to a season in his 19-year career. He tops the league with a QB rating of 107.5 and has the lowest total interceptions of any starting quarterback. Want more?

The Vikings are 8-1 for the first time since the Randy Moss era. They would be 5-4 at best with Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels starting. Remember that game-winning touchdown pass to Greg Lewis in the back of the end zone against San Francisco ( arguably one of the top five catches of the year)? Very few could have made that pass. Favre did.

With one of the best running backs in the league behind him, a breakout wide receiver (also due to Favre's arrival), and a decent defense, the Vikings are set to make a pretty far run into the playoffs, or dare I say it...Super Bowl.

So what will it take to admit Brett Favre is still good at 40? First it was making it past halfway. Check. Then making it through the rough part of the schedule (Baltimore, @Pittsburgh, @Green Bay). Check. All while putting up numbers over half of the NFL quarterbacks would love to have.

Now he won't be considered good until he finishes out the season. Projected to finish with over 4,000 yards, 30 touchdowns, and five interceptions, I guess we will see you then. And in Miami—twice. Well, if he's "good" enough.

Sincerely,

Vikings Fan

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