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Yesterday's news

Debating whether the Cowboys or Vikings have been the bigger disappointment this season is like debating which was a worse disaster: the Titanic or the Hindenburg.

By Michael Kun | November 24, 2010; 06:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Futile foursome

Minnesota and Dallas have massively underachieved, but so have the revamped Cincinnati Bengals. Perhaps a "Futile Four" tournament would provide a fitting end to each of their seasons.

By Chris Richardson | November 23, 2010; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

High hopes, blunted expectations

The situations in Dallas and Minnesota both demanded crisis control, which, in this case, resulted in the sacrifice of a head coach to make progress toward a better future.

By Derede McAlpin | November 23, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vikings are biggest loser

The Vikings and Cowboys failed this year for strangely similar reasons, but Minnesota's fall from Super Bowl contender to NFL laughingstock has been the greater surprise

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | November 23, 2010; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inevitable in Minnesota, not so in Big 'D'

The dismissal of Brad Childress in Minnesota was inevitable, but Wade Phillips' firing in Dallas could have been avoided had the Cowboys lived up to their potential.

By Brandon Benson | November 23, 2010; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys should have been better

The Cowboys' turnaround since Wade Phillips' firing shows their players quit on their former head coach - and that's downright shameful.

By Doug Farrar | November 23, 2010; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Deeply disappointing

Both the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys have been colossal failures this season. The Vikings placed their bet on a 41-year-old quarterback while the Cowboys have failed to live up to their payroll.

By Dawn Knight | November 23, 2010; 01:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Boys' bigger surprise

The writing was on the wall for the Vikings after everything went their way in 2009. With a roster loaded with talent, the Cowboys' demise is the bigger stunner.

By Anthony Stalter | November 23, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Great expectations

Brad Childress became the second head coach to fall victim to unfulfilled expectations on a team picked to challenge for a Super Bowl title.

By Leonard Shapiro | November 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Which team has been the bigger disappoint?

Which team has been the bigger disappointment this year?

By Reader Poll | November 22, 2010; 11:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Look to the front offices

The supposed superiority of the AFC in the 2010 season is based more than anything on the fact that many of the most talented NFC teams have allowed themselves to be run into the ground with terrible decision-making processes.

By Doug Farrar | November 4, 2010; 02:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Moss as good as ... silver

Randy Moss has fallen from the top tier of wide receivers in the NFL, and while some team will benefit from him, he'll always give you at least as much trouble off the field as he does production on it.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | November 2, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

A rolling stone gathers no Moss

Randy Moss demonstrated in Minnesota that his upside was not worth the investment of time or energy into his enigmatic presence on and off the field. Talent provides chances, but with Moss, commitment may be the trump card.

By Peter Schaffer | November 2, 2010; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (7)

The lights are coming on

Some team will take a chance on Randy Moss, but he just isn't what he used to be -- a bitter pill for the Minnesota Vikings to swallow.

By Jason Maloni | November 2, 2010; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

One word: Wow

In just a month, Moss has gone from a potential savior for the Vikings to unemployed wide receiver. How this has happened is absolutely mind-boggling.

By Michael Kun | November 2, 2010; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

A Moss-y mess

Randy Moss wants to play for a winner, but only if he gets paid top dollar. For the malcontent receiver, that combination will continue to be hard to find.

By Anthony Stalter | November 2, 2010; 12:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

A destructive force

As good as he has been at times in his career, Randy Moss continues to be the epitome of a locker room cancer -- a tag that may have teams thinking twice about claiming him off waivers.

By Leonard Shapiro | November 2, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Want Randy? He's yours

Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins could be the perfect landing spot for waived wide receiver Randy Moss.

By Dave Goldberg | November 2, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

Favre's final chapter

Brad Childress appears to have had it with Brett Favre, meaning "the streak" will end sooner rather than later as the Vikings try to get back on track in the NFC North

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | October 26, 2010; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Don't give them the satisfaction

Brett Favre should walk away now, for the sake of his rapidly deteriorating legacy and body, and to appease the masses who are sick and tired of his circus.

By Chris Richardson | October 26, 2010; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Living and dying with Brett

It's time for Brad Childress ignore Brett Favre's ego and give his starting quarterback a few weeks off to recover from injury in the hopes that he can return to form for a playoff push.

By Anthony Stalter | October 26, 2010; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dealing with the devil

The narrow Super Bowl window for Brett Favre and the Vikings has already closed, leaving Brad Childress with a big mess and no clear way out.

By Doug Farrar | October 26, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Brett at 100

It's time for Brett Favre to go away, but at this point, who knows when that might happen?

By Brian Tarcy | October 26, 2010; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Expect a start from stubborn ol' Brett

Brett Favre has proven his ability to play through injuries over the course of his career, and until he pulls himself from a game, you have to assume he'll be starting Sunday against New England.

By Brandon Benson | October 26, 2010; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Favre finish the season as Vikes starting QB?

Will Brett Favre finish the season as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback?

By Reader Poll | October 26, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brett's not done yet

Healthy or not, Brett Favre continues to give the Vikings their best chance to win and as long as that remains the case, he should stay put as the team's starting quarterback.

By Rob Rang | October 26, 2010; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Winning trumps the streak

It's in the best interest of both the Vikings and Brett Favre for the QB to take a few weeks off to get healthy and let a streak that means more to him than anyone watching come to an end.

By Michael Kun | October 26, 2010; 12:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Better off in Hattiesburg

Brett Favre has tarnished his legacy with three years of erratic play and drama following his first retirement from Green Bay in 2008. He should have stayed true to his word this first time around.

By Dave Goldberg | October 26, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Changing the postseason landscape

The Randy Moss trade could directly or indirectly impact how the 2010 NFL playoffs play out.

By Michael Kun | October 7, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Questions linger for Vikings

Even with Randy Moss, the Vikings still have to prove they can contend for a deep playoff run while the Patriots just keep getting younger.

By Brandon Benson | October 7, 2010; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

A slight upgrade

Randy Moss will help the Vikings, but Brett Favre is finally showing his age and that could ultimately keep Minnesota from its first Super Bowl.

By Adam Tracey | October 6, 2010; 10:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Motivated Moss provides big boost

Randy Moss only helps Minnesota's chances of reaching Big D while the Patriots' postseason hopes may take a hit in the short term.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | October 6, 2010; 03:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Belichickian aspect

On the surface, this trade looks like a win-win, but long-term it's Bill Belichick and the Patriots who will reap the rewards.

By Jason Maloni | October 6, 2010; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Which team benefits most from Randy Moss deal?

Which team benefits most from the Randy Moss trade?

By Reader Poll | October 6, 2010; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Desperation days

The Vikings trade for Randy Moss rings of desperation while the Patriots continue to look toward the future after a move that embodies the differing philosophies of the two franchises.

By Dave Goldberg | October 6, 2010; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Belichick brilliance

By dealing a malcontent Randy Moss to the Vikings for a third-round pick, Bill Belichick and the Patriots earned a profit on the investment they made in acquiring Moss in 2007.

By Anthony Stalter | October 6, 2010; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Now or never for Vikes

The Randy Moss trade shows that the Vikings are desperate to win now, no matter the future cost, while the Patriots continue to stay the course.

By Doug Farrar | October 6, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Warning signs were there for Vikes, 'Boys

With Brett Favre missing training camp and Tony Romo continuing to struggle in crunch time, it's no surprise the Vikings and Cowboys are staring at 0-2 records.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 21, 2010; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unpredicted and undefeated

Three undefeated teams - the Bears, Bucs and Chiefs - are the biggest surprises after Week 2.

By Anthony Stalter | September 21, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's the biggest surprise in the NFL?

Which team's 2-0 start is the biggest surprise? Which team's 0-2 start is the bigger shock?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Minnesota hostage crisis

Brett Favre's diminishing skills are hardly a surprise but the sudden descent of the Minnesota Vikings is a shocker for fans and the media alike.

By Brian Tarcy | September 21, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs take the cake

With an untested quarterback and an ageless wonder in the backfield, the Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest 2-0 surprise this season.

By Nick Houllis | September 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, Cowboys lead early surprises

Of all the hot and cold starts to the season, the Kansas City Chiefs' 2-0 mark and the Dallas Cowboys' stumble to 0-2 are the biggest stunners.

By H. Gore | September 21, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texas two-step

The Dallas Cowboys' slow start isn't a total shock and they should still contend for the NFC East, but the Houston Texans appear poised for a postseason run following two impressive victories to start the season.

By Michael Bean | September 21, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too early to tell

Two games into the season is too early to write off the Cowboys and Vikings or anoint the Chiefs, Bears, Bucs or Dolphins legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

By Michael Kun | September 21, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five early surprises

The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have all surprised early on for very different reasons.

By Dave Goldberg | September 21, 2010; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Parity is plentiful

Few expected the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West or the Chicago Bears to take the NFC North, but that both are off to 2-0 starts speaks to the parity of the NFL.

By Joel Thorman | September 21, 2010; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC North gets interesting

The Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest surprise so far this season, using young talent to compensate for a struggling quarterback. Meanwhile 0-2 stats for the Cowboys and Vikings shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2010; 09:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Result won't tell us much

Thursday's season opener between the Vikings and Saints should be another entertaining game between two playoff teams, but it won't tell us too much about the season ahead.

By Michael Kun | September 7, 2010; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vikings or Saints: pick 'em

Which team will win Thursday night's season opening NFC title game rematch between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints?

By Reader Poll | September 7, 2010; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saints keep marching

Brett Favre and the Vikings have a tough road to hoe if they hope to repeat last year's success, and their descent should begin Thursday night against the Saints.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | September 7, 2010; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Expect a shootout

Expect the game to live up to its hype with the Saints coming out on top in a shootout.

By Anthony Stalter | September 7, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saints will swarm Favre

The Saints will again try to put pressure on a still-hobbled Brett Favre in the pocket and ride the emotion of their home opener to another narrow victory.

By Matt Loede | September 7, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (3)

History on Saints' side

History, health and talent favor the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in their season opener Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

By Dan Parker | September 7, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

All depends on the zebras

How officials treat the Saints' pressure on Brett Favre could impact New Orleans' ability to repeat its victory from last winter's NFC title game

By Doug Farrar | September 7, 2010; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

No excuses for Albert

There's simply no excuse for Albert Haynesworth's poor character and poor judgment since he signed a $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.

By Michael Kun | August 24, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Don't count your chickens

Brett Favre gives the Vikings the best chance to win, so his decision to come back is a welcome one. But injuries and questionable coaching decisions may keep Minnesota from winning it all this year.

By Anthony Stalter | August 18, 2010; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Groundhog Brett

Brett Favre's offseason routine rivals Punxsutawney Phil's annual Groundhog Day charade.

By Brian Tarcy | August 18, 2010; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rodgers, Packers block the way

Brett Favre's gunslinging approach could cost the Vikings this season with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers poised to take the NFC North.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | August 18, 2010; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Surviving the opener is key

The Saints gave the NFL the defensive gameplan for stopping Brett Favre in last season's NFC title game, which could spell trouble for the Vikings this fall.

By Doug Farrar | August 18, 2010; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

One more run

If his ankle can hold up, Brett Favre could go out on top by leading the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl.

By Leonard Shapiro | August 18, 2010; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Concerns at skill positions

Brett Favre's bid for another Super Bowl title could be derailed by injuries and inconsistent play from the Vikings running backs and receivers.

By Brandon Benson | August 18, 2010; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Window is closing

The window is closing on Brett Favre and the Vikings who may have missed their best chance at a Super Bowl title last season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 18, 2010; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Count on regression

The Vikings could make another playoff run with Brett Favre back, but expect the quarterback to experience a statistical regression back to his career averages across the board.

By Joe Baker | August 18, 2010; 04:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Healthy Vikes will contend

With Brett Favre back in the fold, the questions the Minnesota Vikings need answers to deal with the health of his supporting cast, including Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice and Percey Harvin

By Michael Kun | August 18, 2010; 02:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

He'll play, if he can

If he can physically perform, expect Brett Favre back on the field this season -- it's the only place he wants to be.

By Leonard Shapiro | August 5, 2010; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sideshow is the show

Brett Favre and Albert Haynesworth have hijacked the start of training camp -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

By Michael Wilbon | August 5, 2010; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brett Favre is...

Brett Favre is the girl you dated in high school who always had to be told how pretty she was. So far, the Vikings continue to oblige her.

By Michael Kun | August 5, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (13)

Vikings play enabler

Each Brett Favre comeback tour so far has featured a different impetus. This time around, the Vikings don't care what that is -- they just want Brett back in the huddle.

By Brandon Benson | August 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

The waiting game

The old gunslinger knows his career will eventually come to an end, but don't expect his wait and see retirement plan to change until that day.

By Jason Maloni | August 5, 2010; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brett's broken record

Brett Favre has a bad ankle, hates training camp and knows he holds all the power over the Minnesota Vikings. So let's just leave him alone until the start of the season.

By Dave Goldberg | August 5, 2010; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's all an attention grab

Brett Favre's annual retirement dance has become a way for him to string us along and keep the spotlight on him for as long as possible.

By Doug Farrar | August 5, 2010; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Foolish Favre

Brett Favre continues to benefit from his indecisiveness. Maybe it's time we all made a conscious decision to ignore his summer ritual.

By Dawn Knight | August 5, 2010; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

It's in LT's hands

This could be LaDainian Tomlinson's best shot at a Super Bowl, but first he must accept a reduced role.

By Matt Loede | February 23, 2010; 12:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bloopers just as compelling

Forget the triumphant John Facenda narration and Sam Spence music-- yesterday's NFC Championship game was more attuned to Elmer J. Fudd and "Yakety Sax"

By Doug Farrar | January 25, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (3)

Great games, not mistakes

A classic is decided by which team consistently makes the plays they need, not by where a fumble happens to occur and who happens to fall on it.

By Joe Baker | January 25, 2010; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Kazoo music football

And while the Colts and Jets put on an efficient display of NFL football, the real fun was the slapstick over in the NFC.

By Brian Tarcy | January 25, 2010; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

Rubberneck theater

It's about unpredictability -- why we've always loved Brett Favre. For his impossible touchdown passes and his interception-defying throws.

By Dave Goldberg | January 25, 2010; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

People love drama

Productivity in offices will be way down tomorrow and it won't because of Peyton Manning's rocket arm.

By Robert Littal | January 25, 2010; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (2)

Colts vs. Vikings

I'd really like to see two of the best quarterbacks ever, hook up in what might be a farewell game for Favre.

By Dave Goldberg | January 22, 2010; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can't lose

This year, the NFL is lucky enough to be in a win-win scenario in terms of Super Bowl matchup.

By Sean Moroney | January 22, 2010; 12:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Best Super Bowl matchup poll

What's the game you want to see? Weigh in now...

By Reader Poll | January 22, 2010; 12:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC Championship preview

It's all about the two quarterback Favre has been terrific but Brees has been even better and he brings Favre's successful comeback season to an end.

By Mark Maske | January 20, 2010; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (2)

Vikings, Cards must win

The real pressure question isn't "How much of a disappointment would a loss be?", it's "Will there really be a next year?"

By Joe Baker | January 15, 2010; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Top 4 stressed teams

Chargers, Cowboys, Vikings and Colts among the teams feeling even more pressure during the divisional playoff round.

By Sean Moroney | January 15, 2010; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (1)


Minnesota has to win now to justify Favre, Dallas has to win now to lose the "choker" label.

By Dave Goldberg | January 15, 2010; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't believe the hype

In the end, there's really nothing to see here, as much as the media would like you to think there is.

By Chris Gates | December 24, 2009; 05:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wrangling Favre

As clever as Favre can seem on the field, he is only effective when working in a controlled system. These days there is no control in Minnesota.

By Les Carpenter | December 23, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (5)

Give it up Chilly

You're not going to win an argument with Brett and he's your best shot at a title.

By Dave Goldberg | December 23, 2009; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Same old Favre

The Vikings mortgaged a lot to bring in Favre and it's looking more and more like the gambit will not pay off.

By Doug Farrar | December 23, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (15)

Favre's relationship chilly

Will Brett Favre's power struggle with head coach Brad Childress doom the Vikings playoffs hopes? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | December 23, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Feeling Minnesota

If the Saints and Colts were to meet on a neutral field... the Minnesota Vikings would win.

By Dave Goldberg | December 4, 2009; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (6)

Playoff Picks

With Pittsburgh and Baltimore in their division, the Bengals' luck is the most likely of the current division leaders to run out.

By Sean Moroney | November 5, 2009; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vikings Beware

Anything is possible in the NFL, just ask the Brett Favre and the 2008 New York Jets.

By Anthony Stalter | November 4, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

No one safe but Saints, Colts, Vikes

The two divisional leaders I have the least faith in at this point are in the West -- NFC West's Arizona and AFC West's Denver.

By Rob Rang | November 4, 2009; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not in the Cards

The one division leader that I don't see making the playoffs is the 4-3 Arizona Cardinals.

By Shawn Zobel | November 4, 2009; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are the 2009 Vikes Favre's Best Team?

Are the 2009 Vikings the best team Brett Favre has ever played on?

By Reader Poll | November 1, 2009; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (3)

Strange Happenings This Season

More than one-third of the league is unbeaten or winless a quarter of the way into the season. That's not normal for the NFL.

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2009; 06:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Middle Class Still Rules

Just give it some time, and the class system will sort itself out.

By Jamie De Giorgio | October 9, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parity Still Alive

There have always been bad quarterbacks, idiotic coaches and poor front offices, and there will always be.

By Sean McCann | October 9, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

Look Under Center

How can an NFL team be expected to be competitive when teams have revolving doors at the QB position?

By David Hill | October 9, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

All About Quarterbacks

The reason for the wide disparity in winning teams and losing ones comes down to one thing: quarterback play.

By Shawn Zobel | October 9, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not So Shocking

If there are still a few undefeated teams at week 12, or a few winless teams then, we can talk then.

By Michael Kun | October 9, 2009; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

NFL Cap and Switch

Young, impotent coaches and a non-meritocratic salary cap are pushing NFL parity towards oblivion.

By Doug Farrar | October 9, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Such Disparity?

What is behind the largest number of winless and undefeated NFL teams in over a decade? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | October 9, 2009; 07:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

All About AP

Favre won one game, Adrian Peterson won the rest.

By Shawn Zobel | October 5, 2009; 07:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Even More Than Past Statistics

With so much around him, it's easy to overlook the impact Favre has had on this team.

By Rob Rang | October 5, 2009; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Good

The key for the Vikings offense, and for head coach Brad Childress in particular, is to make sure Favre holsters his heroics.

By Sean McCann | October 5, 2009; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Favre Still Magic

Brett Favre has given them something they didn't have before; a chance at a comeback in every game they'll play in.

By Brandon Benson | October 5, 2009; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, So Average

Through his first three games with the Vikings, Brett Favre ranks 15th in DYAR among quarterbacks

By Doug Farrar | October 5, 2009; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bigger Than Brett

If one were to look at the main reasons for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start to the 2009 season, Brett Favre would actually be a significant way down the list.

By Chris Gates | October 5, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

What the Vikes Needed

Brett Favre has been a good quarterback on what might be a great team. As a Packers fan, that makes me sick.

By Jeff Nelson | October 5, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

One-Third Responsible

Brett Favre isn't the only reason why the Vikings are 3-0, but he deserves considerable credit for at least one of their victories this season

By Gene Wang | October 5, 2009; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Much Has Brett Helped the Vikings?

How much is Brett Favre actually done for the Minnesota Vikings' 3-0 start this season?

By Reader Poll | October 5, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Fans Be Mad!

Favre jerked the Jets around just as much as he jerked the Packers around. Only the Packers will be a better team despite Favre's antics.

By Michael Kun | August 20, 2009; 02:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

Waiting Game No Fun for Vikings

Brett Favre deserves to continue to play football, but not at the expense of ruining the team chemistry of the Minnesota Vikings.

By Roman Oben | August 19, 2009; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Favre, Vikes May Crash and Burn

Brad Childress and Minnesota went all in on Brett Favre, but don't expect them to win out.

By Peter Schaffer | August 19, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Favre the Betrayer

His legacy will always be tarnished by his actions at the end of his career.

By Brandon Benson | August 19, 2009; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Ego Gone Wild

How many Hall of Fame inductees have been booed as they enter Canton? This could be the first.

By Jason Maloni | August 19, 2009; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stunned and Intrigued

For me, this is the football equivalent of getting punched in the face. By Brock Lesnar. Repeatedly.

By Chris Gates | August 18, 2009; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Dupes Us Again!

When it comes to retirement, this dude is capable of any level of deceit.

By Sean McCann | August 18, 2009; 11:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Feeling Betrayed

Now, we wish him the worst of luck, and if all goes well, a lifetime of regret.

By Jeff Nelson | August 18, 2009; 08:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Guess Who's Back... Back Again

In Green Bay no one seems to care anymore

By Cindy Kagan | August 18, 2009; 04:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unretiring Ego

Suffice to say, the man loves the spotlight, and Brad Childress is desperate.

By Jim McCormick | August 18, 2009; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Favre Helps Vikes

Childress is gutless for allowing Brett to dictate when he showed up to play. That said, from a pure football standpoint, Favre makes the Vikings better.

By Anthony Stalter | August 18, 2009; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (10)

Favre's a Selfish Jerk

I know they'll never say it on the record so I'll say it for Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels: Brett Favre is a jackass.

By H. Gore | August 18, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (13)

Not Dead, Just Resting

While the feature back is rarer and rarer these days, due to size, the great ones find a way to rise to the top.

By Michael Oriard | August 17, 2009; 07:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alive and Well, Obscure

If any runner has a 100-yard day, week one, fans in his city will declare him the feature back.

By Brian Tarcy | August 17, 2009; 07:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who Wants Michael Vick?

League Readers vote on which NFL team will sign Michael Vick

By Reader Poll | July 27, 2009; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

A Helpless Hurt

We understand that the chief motivator here may just be love of the game. But we love the game too, and we don't want to see you trip in the outfield. Again.

By Jim McCormick | May 4, 2009; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

"I'll Hold the Ball, and You Kick It!"

Hearing about Favre coming back to the NFL makes me feel like Charlie Brown being abused by Lucy.

By Doug Farrar | May 4, 2009; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Board Viking Ship

Brett, for the sake of your legendary status in Green Bay, please don't turn the Lambeau Leap into the Metrodome Mount.

By Zach Leibowitz | May 4, 2009; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Comeback in Non-Sequential Bills, Please

We've seen this show before. And each time we see it again it gets more predicable and that little part of us rooting for the robber wanes.

By Dan Levy | May 4, 2009; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hamlet Worth the Drama

Let's all urge Favre to come back for the Vikings, so we can enjoy the best in reality TV.

By Gene Wang | May 4, 2009; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

Let It Go, Brett

After all the hype and fanfare, Favre's comeback would not be poignant or heroic. It would be like "Rocky" ... "Rocky 6."

By Emil Steiner | May 4, 2009; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Cleveland Doesn't Rock

Expect some somber, and hopefully entertaining, Mangini press conferences come early October.

By Jim McCormick | April 15, 2009; 07:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Move Hurts Vikings

This trade officially gives the Bears their first true franchise quarterback in the last two or three decades.

By Shawn Zobel | April 2, 2009; 08:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Vikings Are Close

Whether it's opening running lanes for Adrian Peterson or protecting Sage Rosenfels the Vikings are hunting for a right tackle.

By Shawn Zobel | February 27, 2009; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Westbrook Coast Offense

Adrian Peterson is gearing up for his first playoff appearance in the NFL. Let's hope for his sake he doesn't fumble it away.

By Zach Leibowitz | December 31, 2008; 06:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's All About Touches

The Eagles can win this game without Westbrook. If Peterson doesn't get on track, it'll be a long day - All Day - for the Vikes.

By Dan Levy | December 30, 2008; 08:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burner Is the Fantasy Man

Not that you'd go wrong selecting either, but "Burner" Turner is the better choice by the slimmest of margins.

By Gene Wang | December 18, 2008; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Yo, Adrian!

Unlike Turner, Peterson has the lateral movement, the speed and gets it done despite being the primary focus of every defense he faces.

By Doug Farrar | December 18, 2008; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (2)

Atlanta's Turner-round

You can't lose either way, so since it's a game of inches here, I'll go with Turner to cross the goal line first.

By Zach Leibowitz | December 18, 2008; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

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