Before last night’s Jets-Vikings game, during his reported tearful locker room apology for being a distraction, Brett Favre told his teammates that he’d play “lights out.” He did not play lights out. The Vikings offense didn’t come alive until Favre’s third-quarter touchdown pass to Randy Moss, and though Favre would throw for two more touchdowns after that (to bring the score to 15-13 and 22-20), he’d also throw the interception that made it 29-20 and effectively ended the game. Call it distraction, or call it typical Favre gunslinging. But there would be no memorable Brett Favre comeback this Monday night.
Playing with the same wet conditions as the Vikings, the Jets’ offense at least managed five Nick Folk field goals to go along with Shonn Greene’s touchdown run. Antonio Cromartie kept Moss in check for most of the night. (Darrelle Revis’s hamstring, however, remains a concern.) And better still, for the fourth straight game, the Jets didn’t turn the ball over once. That said, there was little the Jets could do to steal the spotlight from Favre on this night. But that’s fine: A sidebar of a win counts all the same in the standings.
Speaking of those standings: At 4-1, the Jets remain atop the AFC East by themselves. As for Minnesota, they fall to 1-3, and play 1-3 Dallas next week. That sound you hear is ticket prices for that game dropping.