On 139 different occasions since 1992, an NFL team and its fans have felt the pain of being beaten by Brett Favre. The gunslinger quarterback has enjoyed a remarkable career, replete with dominating performances and exciting fourth-quarter comebacks.
As an assistant coach for the rival Minnesota Vikings, I suffered at the hands of Favre numerous times. I also learned a valuable lesson back in 1999 at Lambeau Field. We held a four-point lead with only seconds remaining . The Packers had the ball near midfield, facing the last play of the game as it was fourth down.
Looking down from the coaches booth in the press box, I began to pack up my brief case to celebrate an important divisional victory. Unfortunately, Favre proceeded to take the shotgun snap, look off a defender, pump fake the extremely deep safeties and rifle a pass down the seam to wide receiver Corey Bradford, who caught the rocket without breaking stride as he streaked past our final defender to score the winning touchdown.