Favre Deep Pass to Greg Lewis Wins Game
At age 39, in his third game with the Vikings, Brett Favre made a perfect, game-winning throw – apparent proof that the 19-year veteran still had something left. On September 27, 2009, in a matchup of 2-0 teams at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the Vikings found themselves losing 24-20 to the 49ers with 12 seconds left. It was 3rd down and 3 for the Vikings at the San Francisco 32. Out of the shotgun, Favre took the snap, pumpfaked, went back to throw, evaded a defender, and threw the ball to the back of the end zone. With no room to spare, Vikings receiver Greg Lewis caught the ball in stride over a 49ers defender and came down in possession. After a review, it was ruled that he both of Lewis’ feet were inbounds as he had dragged his right toe inbounds. Favre finished the afternoon with 301 yards passing. The Vikings won the NFC North with a 12-4 record before being eliminated by the Saints in the NFC Championship.