Even Brett Favre admits something doesn't feel right. Of all the 0-2 teams in the NFL right now, the Minnesota Vikings seem among the unlikeliest, which hardly seemed possible when Favre decided to return for a 20th season.
"Right now, we're kind of grasping at straws trying to figure out things," Favre said Thursday. "I think we, me included, can get on the same page even better."
The Vikings averaged 30 points a game last season but have scored just 19 in two games. And Favre, who is coming off the best season of his career, threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the end zone Sunday in a 14-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Some of the troubles can be attributed to the loss of wide receiver Sidney Rice, who is out for at least another month following hip surgery. Percy Harvin has been slowed by migraine headaches and a strained right hip. Favre's primary targets are tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who has 10 receptions, and running back Adrian Peterson, who has six.
On Thursday, Favre told reporters, including the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, he's "not really sure who I'm throwing to on particular days." He also said, "If I sat here and told you that I knew exactly what we're doing right now, I'd be lying."
Favre admits he may press too much when things aren't going well, and if that happens, the Vikes won't be rising soon. Historically, Favre throws interceptions when he tries to force the ball into places where it can't fit.
"I've got to err a little more with caution on some of these decisions," he said. "And history has shown with me that when we're struggling a little bit, I try to press the issue and try to make something happen. I think that's what's made me the quarterback I am and has benefited me throughout my career. But it's also hurt me."
Give him this much: At least he knows the risks.