While I didn’t expect the Vikings to be undefeated at this point in the season, I did expect Brett Favre to be playing well as long as his arm held up. The reason is as simple as A-B-C. Teams are rightfully locked in to Adrian Peterson in the form of eight-man fronts. Therefore, it is easier for Favre to recognize in his pre-snap surveillance which receiver has man coverage.
Some teams have tried to keep the safety in the middle of the field to mask the coverage, but that’s not working, either. Favre still has a lot of arm strength and that’s why he’s hitting Sidney Rice on the deep slant. Watching the tapes, you will also see Favre manipulate the safety by looking to one side, which causes the safety to drift in the direction of his eyes, and then he throws back to the backside.
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