The Vikings Are Screwed

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: A fan in the stands holds up a Green Bay Packers #4 jersey as Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-28 in overtime during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


Brett Favre informed the Minnesota Vikings that he is retiring. Again. Maybe.

With Brett, you can’t be sure. Maybe he is frustrated because his ankle hurt this morning. Maybe it will feel better tomorrow. What’s certain is that the Vikes are a better team by far with Favre than without him. With Favre, they will contend for the Conference title. Without him, the Vikings are in the running for a wild card.

Why is this good news for the Redskins? For a week or so, the football talking heads will focus on Favre instead of Albert Haynesworth. And because the Vikings are on the Redskins’ schedule November 28. Mike Shanahan is 2-3 in regular season games against Favre, not counting the win over the Packers in the 1998 Super Bowl. Joe Gibbs never beat a Favre-led team.

We have Favre just where we want him. Off the schedule.

Point After: Jason Reid–Shanahan not sold on Favre retirement.

(Vikings owner Ziggy) Wilf confident Favre will be back


Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.