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Video: Today is the four-year anniversary of Brett Favre to Greg Lewis

by Phil Mackey, 1500ESPN.com Updated 14 months ago | 3229 reads

As the Minnesota Vikings turn toward Matt Cassel to spark the passing game on Sunday in London, this is a good time to reflect on the last time the Vikings truly had a top-notch quarterback. 

Four years ago today, the Vikings trailed the San Francisco 49ers 24-20 with 11 seconds to play in the 4th quarter at the Metrodome. Needing a touchdown to win the game, Brett Favre dropped back from the 49ers' 32-yardline, rolled out to his right, and uncorked a perfect pass to the back-right corner of the endzone and into the hands of a leaping Greg Lewis, who dragged both feet inside the boundary. 

Favre was largely mediocre through the first two-and-a-half games that season, but his second-half performance against the 49ers in Week 3 -- which culminated with this touchdown to Lewis -- proved to be a springboard for the best statistical season of his career. 

Remember what it was like to watch elite quarterback play? 



Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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