Vikings' struggles continue on Favre's record-setting afternoon
The Minnesota Vikings, like every other game this season, had trouble finding the end zone in a 26-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday. The Vikings' offense, which has only scored four touchdowns through four games, did manage to gain the most yards in a game since Brad Childress became head coach, but the yards did not translate to points. The Star Tribune was quick to talk about the heads that appeared down in the locker room and the uncharacteristic tirade thrown by Childress near the end of the game. Those types of things aren't what you like to see from a team with bigger preseason expectations. ESPN put more emphasis on perhaps the bigger story of the day than the Vikings' problems; Brett Favre entering the history books. Favre, who is in his 17th year, and plays with the exuberance of a rookie, surpassed Dan Marino's 420 touchdowns passes with a first quarter pass to Greg Jennings to become the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes. Favre and the 4-0 Packers surely are the feel good story of the early NFL season.