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In the end, Favre was just a sad spectator
What a sad end to his career: "The time has come," said playmaker legend Brett Favre after his Minnesota Vikings' 1:20 pm with the Detroit Lions. The 41-year-old, who had been asked for a long time in the summer, only followed the action in his last NFL game from the sidelines. At times he seemed a little bored with the sport that he had practiced professionally with so much dedication and success since 1992.
After 20 seasons this should finally be the end of the three-time "MVP quarterback" who had to sit out due to a concussion. "I would have liked to have played again. But it must have been a wise decision not to do it. I can handle that," said Favre after his representative Joe Webb scored 145 yards in 20 successful passes out of 32. Favre sustained the injury two weeks ago in the game against Chicago. "It was a great ride for me. One game, one career will not be the final verdict on me," said Favre, looking back.
The Lions, on the other hand, were extremely happy, with this win (the sixth of the season) tripling their track record of the previous year. Detroit won four games in a row at the season finale and even pushed the Vikings to last place in the division in a direct duel with NFC North. Playmaker Shaun Hill threw 258 yards and a touchdown on Nate Burleson, while Maurice Morris ran another 4 yards in the fourth quarter for a preliminary decision. Kicker Dave Rayner provided the hosts with two field goals and two extra kicks. On the other hand, Ryan Longwell kicked two field goals and an extra kick through the bars, defensive man Jared Allen scored the touchdown after intercepting a pass from Hill.
"We wanted to be remembered with a strong season finale, and we succeeded. We were still able to beat three playoff candidates, two of them away," said coach Jim Schwartz after his second year as Lions coach. The Vikings, who started with Super Bowl hopes, are likely to want to quickly forget this season with Favre chaos and coach dismissal. Interim coach Leslie Frazier couldn't save much more than Brad Childress's successor, and Minnesota had to postpone two home games because of the fierce winter weather. Team owner Zygi Wilf leaves Frazier's future open.
Goergens - January 3rd, 2011
# 4 QB Brett Favre at a press conference after a 13-20 loss. (© Getty Images)
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