NFC Championship: What Went Wrong This Time?

Kris CarlsonCorrespondent 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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Brett Favre is under center he drops back to pass throws the ball intercepted by Webster tackle made by Donald Driver. Brett Favre has had to live with that throw for a while, his last throw as a Green Bay Packer. Now just last night lightning struck twice for the Ironman, he threw a pass he knew he shouldn't have. Brett Favre threw a pass intended for Sidney Rice but was intercepted by Porter of the New Orleans Saints. Possibly Brett's last throw as a Viking was an Interception.

Brett Favre is one of the greatest of all time when it comes to playing the quarterback position. He is known as a risk taker but that is the way he has always played the game. If you have played as many games as Favre there are very few things you haven't seen done in the NFL. Over the course of Brett Favre's career he has thrown enough interceptions to be first place in the NFL in total interceptions thrown. But, over his last three seasons there will be two that will have a lasting memory on him. Both in NFC Championship games, both were passes he shouldn't have thrown, both games were decided in Overtime and both games were decided by a Field Goal.

The Minnesota Vikings played one hell of a game last night. I am a Packers fan through and through, even though I despise the Vikings it would have been nice to see Brett under the lights one more time. But to me the thing that stuck out the most in this game was the intensity that the Saints played with. No matter what down it was, if the Vikings offense pushed them all the way to within 5 yards of the goal line they never gave up. The Saints defense forced a total of 5 turnovers they were relentless in getting after the ball. The New Orleans Saints proved to all that they know what it takes to win in clutch situations. Drew Brees showed that under pressure he can compete with the best, to me that is why I think this Super Bowl will be one of the best due to the high caliber these two teams play at.


Super Bowl XLIV New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts.