The one thing that sticks out in my mind about this game was how brutal it was and how tough Favre was. I was amazed that he kept getting up after the hits he was taking, especially at his age. Unreal. http://mmqb.si.com/2013/08/07/sage-rosenfels-brett-favre-saints-vikings/?sct=hp_t11_a0&eref=sihp Raw Brutality, and Brett Favre’s Class The Vikings-Saints NFC championship will stay with me forever—it was the most physical, and fateful, game I’ve ever been a part of. By Sage Rosenfels I wrote this piece in January 2010, in the few days that followed the NFC Championship Game between the Vikings, where I was the backup quarterback, and the Saints. You may think this game is special for its place in the Saints’ bounty controversy, but to me it’s special for an entirely different reason: In all my experiences in professional football, it best encompasses the true soul of what the NFL is. For my own sanity, I wanted to express my thoughts on the game and take you inside what happened before, during and after it.