You to give some credit where it is due, and Brett could still be Jet, but it’s a good bet, he let the Packers have his best shot yet, on Monday night…….
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) Brett Favre added another feat to his overflowing resume: He’s the first quarterback in history to beat all 32 NFL teams.
Well, he saved the best for last: The Green Bay Packers .
Favre’s first game against his former team was all fun for the Minnesota Vikings and all frustration for the Packers, as the graying quarterback kept his cool and connected for three touchdown passes and 271 yards in a 30-23 victory on Monday night.
”I don’t know how to explain it. I felt right, but I guess I never thought I’d be in that situation,” Favre said.
Favre went 24 for 31, without a turnover. He celebrated his first scoring toss with an awkward body bump with kicker Ryan Longwell , also a former Packers teammate, and showed plenty of emotion on this most emotional night. He stayed poised in the pocket all night, too, and avoided the risky throws that have defined his career almost as much as the success.
”I don’t think there was any question what he could do when he came back,” Packers cornerback Charles Woodson said. ”But you know, we didn’t do ourselves any justice.”
The Vikings (4-0) sacked Favre’s replacement, Aaron Rodgers , eight times. Jared Allen was credited with 4 1/2 of them, a career high, including a safety in the fourth quarter that stretched the lead to 16. Rodgers had his first two turnovers of the season, and Favre turned both of them into vintage touchdown passes in the first half.
”I definitely wanted to get this win for Brett,” teammate Adrian Peterson said. ”He downplayed it all week, but I just knew it meant a lot to him. I could see it in his eyes.”
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