Brett Favre’s much-ballyhooed game against his former team finally happened last night, and the steady offensive output of both the Vikings and Packers, combined with Favre’s remarkable command under center, came rather close to justifying the hype. Favre threw for 384 yards and 3 TDs while completing 77 percent of his passes, leading Minnesota to a 30-23 win and their first 4-0 start since 2003. One source went as far as to claim that Favre was just having fun out there.
“My statement has been what I’ve done over my career,” Favre said. “One game does not define my career good or bad. I know what I’ve done. I’m proud of what I’ve done. I know I can play. I wanted to do what it takes to win.” via.
Green Bay was successful in shutting down the hexagonally-skinned Adrian Peterson, who only ran for 55 yards on the day and even had a ball wrenched out of his hands by Green Bay’s Clay Matthews, who ran it back for a touchdown. But it one of the better MNF games in some time, and hopefully we won’t hear much about Favre until the end of the week. Hear more about who? Exactly.