Why Brett Favre Didn't Lose The NFC Championship; Why He's The Greatest

Daniel BrommerCorrespondent IJanuary 25, 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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The great debate today is, Favre did it again, is he really that great? The real answer is what everyone already knows, he is the greatest quarterback to ever play this game. Yes, he throws a lot of interceptions. On top of that most of those interceptions come late in the game and cost his team the game, but we always forget what comes before that play.

For example last nights game could easily fall on the shoulders of Favre, but did we forget that he was the reason they were in that game. Consider that Adrian Peterson fumbled three times and lost two of those. Percy Harvin fumbled and Bernard Berrian fumbled as well, and even though Favre threw two interceptions; in no way shape or form was that loss all of Favre's fault.

I've been a Brett Favre fan my entire life. He is the entire reason I started watching football and playing the sport. Favre plays this amazing game the same way he played it twenty years ago, with pride and joy. With a kid like spirit, he celebrates every touchdown as if it was his first and he hates himself for every interception as if it was the first one he's ever thrown.

Everything comes back to the quarterback, but he doesn't deserve that fate this time. That last interception was an awful decision, but why aren't we criticizing the 12th guy in the huddle the play right before that. That 12th guy cost the Vikings the game in all honesty. They were in field goal position, they were going to run the ball to get a little more breathing room, so this loss can't weigh on Brett Favre alone.

The question of the day is should Favre come back? Absolutely. Favre can't leave with the lasting image of him throwing yet another game sealing i interception. He has to come back. One more year with Sydney Rice could be enormous. Harvin is starting to be a playmaker and Adrian Peterson could use Favre's leadership.

The defense credits Favre for much of their success and they will be even better next year. This is a very scary team and will be even scarier if Favre comes back. As a life long fan, whatever Favre decides to do I will be supportive, but I'm hoping and praying he gives us one more year. Not just as a fan, but as a fan of football. No one demands more attention than Favre.That's why he's the greatest.