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Minnesota Vikings Make Brett Favre Look Good

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Steven ResnickSenior Writer IDecember 2, 2009

Brett Farve's numbers this season have been eye-popping thanks to the best supporting cast that he's ever played with.

Never in Favre's career has he played alongside a running back of Adrian Perterson's caliber.

It's not that Favre hasn't ever had a running back that gained over a 1,000 yards on the ground. The fact is that Peterson offers the ability to break off a big run at any time in the game.

So opposing teams have to pick whether to stop the run or stop the pass. Either way, the Vikings will burn you on D. 

Beyond just Peterson, though, the Vikings have one of the better offensive lines in the NFL as well. In 11 games, this year Favre has only been sacked 22 times or two times a game.

With the offensive line playing so well, Farve no longer has to be a gunslinger.

The two most impressive stats Favre has this year are the fact that he has only thrown three interceptions so far and he's on pace for the highest completion percentage of his career as well.

Since 2000, Favre has averaged 19 interceptions.

On top of a good offense, The Vikings' defensive unit is the best Farve has played with as well. Sure, Favre played on Packer that had some great defensive players, but never the caliber as the ones this Viking team offers.

This year's Vikings team has the likes of Kevin and Pat Williams to stop the run, Jared Allen in the pash rush, and Antoine Winfield anchor  the secondary.

Cedric Griffin has come on as a cornerback, while Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson make an excellent duo at linebacker.

In terms of special teams, Percy Harvin is the most dangerous kick returner in the NFL.

So, when you actually take a look at the Vikings with Favre coming to the team it's not hard to see why he's doing so well. At the time of his signing the Vikings were the most complete team in the NFL minus a decent quarterback.


Before trying to make Favre seem like the savior to the Vikings franchise, it's better to take a look at what the Vikings had before Favre even showed up. It's not like the Vikings were rebuilding their team. The team had the pieces together to win, it was just a matter of getting a quarterback like Favre that could truly make the team a championship contender.




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