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Op-Ed: Vikings Fumble Farve's Hopes Away

By Kristofor Molson     Jan 25, 2010 in Sports
It seemed like the Minnesota Vikings had the NFC championship game in hand versus the New Orleans Saints until turnovers turned the game around.
Last night's National Football Conference Championship game was the most dazzling to the wire football game I’ve ever seen. As expected, both football offenses answered every expectation as the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings gave us an overtime shootout at the Louisiana Dome in New Orleans, La. It came down to a field goal kick in overtime to kill Brett Farves' chances for his spectacular comeback tour.
The Minnesota Vikings came out of the gates with seven passing plays out of ten plays all together and threw on the first five plays. It was unexpected that the first touchdown for the Vikings would be from a 19 yard Adrian Peterson touchdown run. New Orleans quickly answered back with a touchdown drive of their own and it was nothing but pure action after that.
The Vikings and Saints threw up another touchdown for each side, but before the second quarter ended the serious problem for Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota came up. Peterson fumbled the ball away and Scott Fujita from the Saints' defense pounced on the fumble. The fumble was charged to Brett Farve and it started the turnover trend for the Vikings the rest of the game.
Brett Farve threw two interceptions and one of them after he broke the most important rule for a quarterback to break. Brett Farve threw across the field and Saints corner back Tracy Porter intercepted the pass ending the Vikings game winning drive. Brett Farve wasn't only throwing interceptions, but he wasn't alone with Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, Darius Raynaud and Adrian Peterson all fumbled the ball. Darius and Adrian didn't lose any of their fumbles and that gave the Vikings a total of five turnovers.
As much as I was rooting for a Brett Farve greatest 40-year -ld Super Bowl glory story, I was a little bit happier that the "Who Dat" Saints pulled out a miraculous overtime win with a 40-yard field goal winning kick. It looked like if the Vikings could have held on to the ball the Vikings would have held on to the win, but like football experts always says, "turnovers kill you" and they killed Brett's greatest football season ever.
For some reason I want Farve to comeback next year and make it again and maybe this time bring Vikings another Prince "fight song" and another Super Bowl ring.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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