So after all the usual drama surrounding Brett Favre -- Will Chilly start him? Does Chilly even have a say in that? -- he limps out there, mobile as the Eiffel tower, hands off to Adrian Peterson 900 times, plays as well as he can despite his ankle and his shoulder and his elbow -- and then, inevitably, because he can't move, gets drilled by a pass rusher and departs with his chin gashed open, bloodied once more.
His Vikings trailed 21-10 at the time. They would go on to lose 28-18.
Here's my question: If the Vikings are going to lose anyway, what's the value of continuing to throw Favre out there like a live sacrifice to keep getting beat up? To preserve some longevity record? To sooth the most massive ego in the NFL?
Look, Tarvaris Jackson can lose games just as readily as Favre. Isn't it time to sit the Ancient One for a couple of weeks and let him heal up for the stretch run, before the stretch run becomes irrelevant?