Is it possible that one pass could awaken a sleeping giant? Monday night Brett Favre hit Randy Moss late in the third quarter for a 37-yard touchdown pass. He exuberantly ran down the field jumped into the arms of his dream come true, and the complexion of the Vikings offense completely changed.
Including the Moss touchdown, Brett Favre threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the last 17 minutes of the game. The spark all Vikings fans have been waiting for was found on the field in this game. The charisma that we enjoyed from old No. 4 is back. Moss is back. Harvin seems to be trending towards his rookie of the year status again, and the Dallas Cowboys are next on the docket.
The Dallas Cowboys will be traveling to Mall of America Field next Sunday with the intent to exact revenge on a Vikings team that jettisoned them from the playoffs 34-3 in 2009. With the homefield advantage the Vikings should be able to take a step towards 2-3 against a team in turmoil in Dallas.
The Vikings offense looked like it got exactly where it wanted to be in pass-first offense, Romo, Barber, Williams, Witten, and Jones won't be able to put up significant numbers against the Vikings stout defense.
DALLAS 13 MINNESOTA 31
MINNESOTA 24 GREEN BAY 19
MINNESOTA 24 NEW ENGLAND 22
The Vikings will win their next three games because there offense has improved so much now with addition of Randy helping Brett and Percy. If there timing gets better, a long win streak is likely to be ahead at some point in the near future.
The relationship between Brett and Randy looked to be mutual with one thing on their minds. Winning and getting 84 touches. Brett did exactly that. He got Randy the ball in the endzone, and tried numerous other times to extend the coverage. Antonio Cromartie's coverage was stout all night and the Vikings did what they had to get themselves back into the game. "He's a tough matchup, Moss is one of the best there is."
The vertical passing game is going to improve tremendously over the next week in practice. Between the Dallas Cowboys struggles on defense and to find consistency on the offensive side of the ball, the Vikings should head into Lambeau 2-3 looking to even up their record,
With Aaron Rodgers recently suffering from concussions Minnesota and Green Bay will be playing for the early nod in the division race with the Bears currently on top.
If Brett can correct some of the small mistakes he made in late drives against the Jets, the Vikings will win these games in the near future.