Brett Favre's success in running the hurry-up offense Sunday helped the Vikings rally to beat Arizona. In the quarterback's mind, it also served as a potential lesson for all those who believe the more complex the offense, the better.
"Simplicity sometimes to me is one of the most overlooked things in this game," Favre said Wednesday.
Working from the shotgun and calling plays from a limited menu that is part of the two-minute offense, Favre completed 17 of 22 passes for 213 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Vikings rallied from a 14-point deficit with 4 minutes, 39 seconds left in regulation to win by three points.
The Vikings' late surge helped the offense finished with a season-high 507 yards and Favre passed for a career-best 446 yards.
What is going to be interesting to see is whether coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell decide they have a good thing going and give Favre more freedom beginning with Sunday's game in Chicago. The tension between Childress and Favre during their two seasons together -- friction that right now seems to be at a high -- has plenty to do with their differences on how the Vikings' version of the West Coast offense should be run.