Packer Backers: Pack 4-0, Favre throws No. 422

Can we petition Insight to pre-empt Bears games when the Packers are on a roll?

Our Packers contingency headed out to the one place in the area to see our team: the bar. Each TV showed a different game, and each table cheered on their respective teams.

The room certainly glowed green and gold, and those who weren’t cheering for the Packers cheered on the Lions as they trounced the floundering Bears.

The story of the day (in case you’ve been under a rock) was Brett Favre’s new NFL touchdown passing record. He passed Dan Marino’s mark of 420 in the first half, and tacked one more on for good measure before the game ended.

Kudos to the Vikings fans: everyone in the stadium got on their feet to acknowledge Favre’s achievement.

Passing became the name of the game for the Packers, who racked up 332 yards through the air and just 46 on the ground. Favre completed 32 of 45 for 344 yards and two touchdowns. Donald Lee and Donald Driver led the team in receptions, with four for 66 yards and seven for 58 yards, respectively.

Rookie DeShawn Wynn rushed for 20 yards and first-year Packer Ryan Grant earned 17 from his three attempts.

On defense, Nick Barnett and A.J. Hawk both led with seven tackles. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila contributed two sacks and one forced fumble.

Now, to the game ball: we’re letting Favre keep his record-setting touchdown ball—he’s certainly earned it. We’re giving the official game ball to the defense. The Packers are tied with the Arizona Cardinals for sixth in the NFL in defense. Our line has allowed only an average of 16.5 points per game, and has allowed no rushing touchdowns so far this season.

Congratulations, Brett, and good luck next week against the Bears…at least we get to watch the game at home this week!

from the Oct. 3, 2007, issue

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