Posted by Andy Benoit
Brett Favre turned the ball over three times in his 2010 home debut – and all three were of especially poor form. Favre failed to protect the ball on a sack-fumble on the opening drive.
His first interception was returned 91 yards for a touchdown by Earl Thomas (Thomas had a fantastic all-around game, by the way; his hitting was terrific).
Favre’s second pick – which landed in the arms of Marcus Trufant – was the result of a deep ball being overthrown by 10 yards.
Of course, the standard line applies here: IT’S JUST THE PRESEASON. But more reassuring to Viking fans than that is the fact that Favre looked sharp when he wasn’t turning the ball over. He was 16/26 passing for 187 yards, showing great velocity and accuracy on timing-based throws.
Favre’s performance seemed especially impressive once Tarvaris Jackson took the field. On Jackson’s first series, we got to see what happens when a semi-erratic passer with just so-so pocket awareness gets flustered.
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