In 2009 Brett Favre did not only have a great year but it was the best, statistically speaking, in his career.
To expect anything close to it this year would be inane.
Just like in 2009, Favre has started slowly.
No one should be surprised since he missed most of training camp and that his receiving corps has been decimated. Pro Bowler Sidney Rice has not been on the field yet, Percy Harvin has been plagued with migraines and other nagging injuries, and Bernard Berrian has been a huge disappointment.
Comparing his statistics over the first three games for 2009 and 2010, they are surprising very close.
In 2010 he is averaging 20 completions, 32.3 attempts, and 199 yards per game. After three games in 2009 he averaged 20.3 completions, 31.3 attempts, and 188.7 yards.
The biggest difference has been the touchdowns and interceptions.
Last year through three games he had five touchdowns with only one interception. This year it's reversed, with two touchdowns and six interceptions.
Part of that could be who he is throwing to; part of it is Favre being the gunslinger.
Interestingly in the Vikings' 12 wins Favre averaged 30.8 attempts, compared to 40.5 in the four losses. This tells me that if the Vikings rely too much on Favre to throw the ball, the results may not be favorable.