Skip to comments.McDonald: Minnesota Vikings' Brett Favre frontrunner for MVP of 2009 season
Posted on 11/10/2009 3:11:34 PM PST by pissant
With every team either already at the midway point of the season or arriving there this weekend, here are your leaders for some individual awards, both real and manufactured:
Most valuable player Brett Favre, Minnesota.
At some point he probably will throw an inexplicable interception that will cost the Vikings dearly, but his play has far exceeded expectations. His 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis that beat the 49ers probably will stand as the play of the year.
Offensive player of the year Peyton Manning, Indianapolis.
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As a diehard Packer fan it’s tough to watch Brett eat the league up, similiar to the mid 90s. I have to say the old man still has it. Because he is now the current QB for the Vikings, I don’t like him just as I didn’t like the other QBs the Vikings have used since I’ve been following the NFL. Once he retires again, I’ll probably go back to liking to watch his highlights and remembering the good times he brought to me as a Packer fan. I just wish he’d give some of the bad times he caused (like the NY Giants playoff interception) to the Vikings ;)
Of the 10 WR’s and TE’s on the Giants roster, their combined experience is 23 years. 2.3 years per receiver ain't much. Three rookies and no one with more than 4 years in the NFL.
The reason the Giants have gone flat is obvious. No Steve Spagnuolo to coach the defense.
BTW - the Jets were 8-3 with Favre at the helm and completely crashed. Look for history to repeat itself.
Favre had a very good first-half of the season with the Jets last year. Doesn’t that give any of these analysts any pause?
I have seen some of his play this year. Seems to me the Vikings aren’t asking a whole lot from him.
“Comeback Player of the Year” I can see. I’ll reserve judgement on MVP, however.
They better give it to him or he’ll turn into a blubbering idiot.
I can’t stand the giants, so you can blame whoever you want. As long as they keep losing; I’m happy.
Farve is good .... but no MVP. Sounds like the writer is a groupie
Favre = ratings. Say his name, people are interested.
I was at Southern Miss when Favre was there. I have never seen anyone with such a strong arm. We were the only team to beat Florida State one year. Then again we lost to a terrible Tulane the same year.
If you knew anything about football, you wouldn't make such stupid remarks. Same goes for your politics.
Btw, you got a team?
That’s odd. On the Fox Sports site, Drew Brees was leading the fan voting by a wide margin yesterday. Peyton Manning was the writer’s choice.
Rodgers is a good QB. Sometimes his O-line is absolutely terrible, but he holds the ball to long for some of the sacks. I don’t know if it’s the offensive line, or that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have the leadership or killer instinct but sometimes I think somethings missing from him. I hope it’s the O-line issues, because if he’s not a leader, I worry.
Except the Vikes have this thing unknown in Green Bay called an offensive line that make interceptions a little less common.
Packer fans have to face the cold, hard truth. The last 15 years were an aberration. Since his departure the team has found it's rightful and natural place in the NFL pecking order, where it will stay for the indefinite future.
Jeesh, I forgot to reply to the 8-3 Jets part.
I don’t know if he’ll repeat to that level of crappiness. He was injured and didn’t have Adrian Peterson to hand-off to. I think he’ll falter, but not to the degree he did last season. Go Pack Go.
As a Bengals fan, I gotta mention Carson Palmer who seems to be healthy for the first time since 2005 including missing 12 games in 2008 and almost all of 2009 pre-season. Lots of final minute winning drives and getting his touch back.
Or until Favre re-re-retires. Do you really think Sage Rosenfels or TJax can lead the Vikes like Favre has? I think he was the missing ingredient to a team that always had talent, just not at the QB spot. I think he’ll falter a bit near the end of the season, hopefully for the Vikings, he won’t during the playoffs.
About that pecking order, how many Lombardi trophies do the Vikes have ;)
4 losses in a row. Don’t get much better than that.
That is a funny shirt. I want to buy one.
Watch for Tom Brady to come on strong the second half of the season...the Pats face P. Manning and Brees over the next two weeks. That’s must-see football.
Weasel Favre will be a mess by the end of the year.
LOL. In the last 15 years, we went to two Super Bowls and an NFC Championship game.
Other than a 15-1 season in which Gary Johnson completely choked, what did the Vikings do? You're the NFC version of the Bills.
Yeah I know, four losses in a row is real bad.
Now, answer my question. And your team is?
Hint. They are 8-1 and should be 9-0.
Oops...Manning and Brees over the next three weeks. Jets are in the middle.
Oops...Manning and Brees over the next three weeks. Jets are in the middle.
Nope, but neither did Tommy Kramer, Wade Wilson, and every other QB the Vikes had in the late 70s and 80s. That didn't keep them using the Packers for a doormat or a regular basis, which is the norm that has returned since the Packers have gone from a one man team to a zero man team. There's no doubt the Packers have a great distant past, and a short mid 90s revival. Everything else is strictly bottom of the barrel. While it certainly would have been nice to have one at least one of the four big games, from an entertainment aspect, it's nice to have a team that has had one embarrassing season in almost fifty years, rather than one or two dozen.
No team in the NFL is 8-1, pal.
You must talking Canadian football? LOL
It’s actually a pretty good year for watching ball...Some good QBs out there, Brett being up at or near the top. I read some comments about the Giants and Eli in the thread...I am not a fan of the Giants (just good football), but didn’t I hear that they lost like four of their front line starters???
“Other than a 15-1 season in which Gary Johnson completely choked, what did the Vikings do?”
Well, we went to the NFC championship in 2000, too. Of course, we were utterly destroyed by the Giants, so the more people forget that season the better. But this is all really beside the point. I’m more than willing to admit the natural and rightful place of the Vikings in the NFL pecking order is to lose in the first round of the play-offs. The Packers, on the other hand (in recent history at least), were a powerhouse team with two visits to the superbowl mostly because of Favre.
It’s something their fans will have to come to terms with. Just like I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that the storybook ‘98 season was a total fluke.
“You’re the NFC version of the Bills.”
That was another time. And even then, it was never four times in a row, poor Bills.
Wanna bet that mine will be after next week.
Back to being a clown, I see. You don’t even know your teams record. LOL
So tell us bozo, why you hate the Giants?
Favre has thrown seven td’s and no picks against Green Bay, beat them twice, and won games against SF and Baltimore singlehandedly. The old man should never have been run out of town. Green Bay is headed back to the 70’s as it is now. Rodgers is no Favre. Rodgers is Lynn Dickey.
Blindly following Ted Thompson is no better than the libs following Obama. The Pack can't even beat Tampa Bay, let alone Minnesota. Favre is Teddy's daddy. Thompson's days are numbered.
Mainly for their annoying prima donna fans.
You ignore the fact that we have one of the best receiving corp in the league and an outstanding secondary.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 1961-2008 49 45 1 .521 1,975 1,807
As a Packer fan, don’t get me started on Ted Thompson. I hope he gets fired and fired soon.
Well, you better rest up during the bye week and prepare for your next loss.
Actually, I’m looking forward to all the remaining Giants games. That includes, January 3rd.
Rodgers did a solid job last year and it was the defense that costed them close games. The majority of their losses were by less than 5 points, absolute heartbreakers. Rodgers is going to be a great QB and he's already at the top in the ratings. He just needs a good O-line, that's all.
Favre wasn't "run out on a rail." He announced his retirement, and that should have been that. If he wanted to play football elsewhere that's fine and I have no beef with that, but don't use false pretenses on why you want to continue playing. Just ask for the trade or get cut and be done with it. If Favre is so good he should have beaten the Giants in that NFC game. I'm still pissed over it.
What makes it even more humiliating, is that they did it wearing those homo dreamsicle uniforms. LOL
Only the NYG and Houston have played 9 games, and neither is 8-1.
New Orleans and Indy are the only two teams at 8-0.
lol. I told a Packer fan the exact same thing on Monday. Bwahahahaha...Those were the most fag uniforms I have ever seen. LOLOLOLLLLLLL
Favre and Vikings haven’t crashed like you predicted they will.