Brett Favre looks pretty good in purple, if I do say so myself, and that first “W” in Minnesota’s win column looks even better. It was certainly interesting to see Favre the game-manager versus vintage gunslinger Favre, but I’ll take it if it leads to more victories like this. As the Director of Fandemonium and the Vikings’ biggest fan, I also want to say congrats to Favre for setting another NFL record by becoming the all-time consecutive starts leader at any position.
How about Adrian Peterson rushing for 180 yards — 155 in the second half? If he keeps this up all year, my Vikings might be set to cruise through the NFC North. I don’t see anyone slowing down that rushing attack, especially since I heard Brian Urlacher, Chicago’s uber-linebacker, is out for the season with a dislocated wrist. I wish him well in his recovery, but can’t deny him being out helps our chances!
I can’t decide if that 64-yard run by Peterson or the TD pass from Favre to rookie Percy Harvin was more exciting. Did you see Favre’s reaction!? He practically tackled Harvin he was so excited. I didn’t expect to see that kind of excitement out of the almost-40-year-old in Week 1. It was awesome to see. Long story short, I’m feeling pretty good about my Vikings after their domination at the Dawg Pound. There were lots of sad puppies in Cleveland, I’m sure!
It was good to see Favre and his former coach Eric Mangini play nice, though. How crazy is it that Mangini had to face his old quarterback in his first game as Cleveland’s new coach? I bet that guy is so tired of seeing number 4.
Overall, this was an amazing opening Kickoff weekend, starting last Thursday in Pittsburgh and topped off by a great win for the Purple People Eaters. Minnesota and Cleveland fans have some of the most Fandemonium in the entire country, not to mention some of the best fried turkey ever! For more NFL updates and insider info all season long, make sure to check out my photos and live videos by becoming a fan of the Department of Fandemonium on Facebook, and by following me on Twitter at Twitter.com/MonsterDOF. Leave me a message and I’ll get back to you between AP’s touchdown runs!
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