Video: Brett Favre Injures Eugene Wilson With Crackback Block
Favre began the play lined up at wide receiver as the Vikings attempted to run out of the 'Wildcat' formation with first-round pick Percy Harvin stationed at quarterback in the shotgun. As Harvin carried the ball around the left end, Favre came in low at Wilson.
The ESPN announcing crew was, obviously, less than pleased with Favre's blocking style, and for good reason. Wilson limped off the field while Favre was issued a 15-yard personal foul penalty for an illegal crackback block. He should also be expecting quite a fine as well. Could you imagine the uproar if a Hines Ward or Rodney Harrison, or a player with any type of reputation around the league, was guilty of such a foul? They'd probably get fined a billion dollars**.
There's actually some history with the Vikings and Texans and hits below the waist, as Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen injured Houston quarterback Matt Schaub during a game last season and was fined $50,000. Two very different situations, but it's still likely to leave Texans fans just as angry.