Last night the Cowboys proved they're the team to beat in the NFC by defeating the Packers 37-27, which isn't saying much in the grand scheme of things, but still: an 11-1 record with the only loss coming against the Patriots is pretty good. It was a typical Dallas game: Romo was excellent (4 TD passes), T.O. had moments of brilliance and a handful of brain farts, and Julius Jones is still getting carries that rightfully belong to Marion Barber.
Brett Favre was absolutely fucking terrible last night before he did his team the favor of getting injured. Aaron Rodgers came on to play for essentially the first time in his three-year career, and guess what, he played splendidly. Rodgers: 18/26, 201 yards, 1 TD, plus 30 yards on six rushes that picked up a couple key first downs. Favre: 5/14, 56 yards, 2 INT. Not that anyone dare bench Favre for someone better. He's Brett Favre! A legend! The Gunslinger! Well, I'll say it: if Green Bay is lucky, Favre's historic streak gets broken and Aaron Rodgers gets his chance to shine.
Side gripe, inspired by Drew: Dear NFL, Fuck your fucking Network. Fuck Bryant Gumbel in his fat face. Fuck Thursday night football. Fuck you for making me stand in a bar for three hours just to watch a game that should have been featured on Sunday.