Posted by: Jeremy | October 6, 2009

Brett Favre still has a bit of football left in him

Favre, getting it done

Favre, getting it done

Brett Favre didn’t go as far as to call it revenge, but one thing was sure: The man can still play. Favre made his first career appearance against Green Bay last night as a member of the archrival Vikings, dicing his former team to the tune of 271 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-23 win. His protege Aaron Rodgers? Well, not a bad performance of his own: A career-high 384 yards and two touchdowns, though he was eaten alive by Minnesota’s defensive line, which sacked him eight times.

The thing that struck me about Favre’s performance is he didn’t go too far out of his way to get it done. I expected Brad Childress to stick to what worked in the Vikings’ first two wins of the season — give the ball to Adrian Peterson and let Favre throw underneath. With Peterson held to just 55 yards on 25 carries last night, Favre completed 24 passes to eight different receivers, including touchdowns to Visanthe Shiancoe, Sidney Rice and Brian Berrian.

The win bumped Minnesota to 4-0. In those four games, Favre has passed for 837 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception.


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