Vikings-Cowboys: Brett Favre's Legacy Grows Even Larger with 34-3 Win

Patrick MacCoonContributor IJanuary 17, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre critics were at it once again, as they were saying he couldn't win a playoff game at the age of 40.  The Dallas Cowboys were coming to the Metrodome to try to take down Favre and the Minnesota Vikings.  Let me tell you one thing though, Brett Favre didn't come out of retirement to lose in the second round of the playoffs (first for Favre after coming off a bye).

The Vikings took control of this game early and never looked back.  With 7:41 left in the fourth quarter Favre killed the Cowboys' shot of making a comeback, as he threw a laser beam to Sidney Rice for a 45-yard touchdown to make the score 27-3.  This was just unbelievable, for this was Favre's third touchdown pass to Sidney Rice.  The game was over right then.  Favre knew that better than anyone, as he ran with his hands up in the air to the end zone to celebrate with his teammates.  

Just about five minutes later Favre connected with Visanthe Shiancoe for an 11-yard touchdown pass; the score was now 34-3.  That touchdown put Brett Favre up to four on the day and put the icing on the cake. 

The Vikings had won the game 34-3!  I couldn't believe that they handled Romo and the Cowboys with that much ease. Once again Brett Favre made it look easy.  Favre had just played one of the best games of his playoff career as he completed 15 out of 24 passes for 234 yards.  The amazing part is he threw four touchdowns and no interceptions.

This is a huge win for Favre and the Vikings as they now will move on to the NFC title game to take on Drew Brees and the Saints.  This game will probably be the biggest of Favre's career, as he came back to the NFL for only one reason.  That reason was to make it to the Super Bowl and win it. 

Favre has made it clear to everyone that anything short of a Super Bowl win will be a disappointment for him and his team.  As for now, though, Brett Favre has just made his legacy even larger. 

At the age of 40, Favre continues to amaze.