Brett Favre's Legacy: Choke Artist

C Douglas BakerSenior Analyst IJanuary 24, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings sits on the bench towards the end of the game against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Wow, how many times is Brett Favre going to throw the most idiotic of interceptions in playoffs games?

Two years ago he threw a really dumb interception that let the New York Giants waltz into the Super Bowl. Several years ago he threw one of the dumbest interceptions I’ve seen in the history of the playoffs to give the Philadelphia Eagles a pass to the Super Bowl.  He had a six interception game against the Rams in the playoffs several years ago.

On the last play the Vikings had in regulation Sunday night in New Orleans, had Favre just stumbled forward for a few yards on a wide open field and given his kicker a chance to make the field goal the Vikings might have won.

But instead, Favre didn’t give his team a chance and committed the cardinal sin of throwing the ball across the field.

Yes, his teammates fumbled and stumbled too on offense. What is with Adrian Peterson not being able to hang on to the ball? But Favre, in the most critical of situations, when even no gain would have been better than an interception, turned the ball over.

How sad.