Green Bay opened their season at 2-0 with a win against the New York Giants. Brett Favre completed 29 of 38 passes for a total of 286 yards. Veteran receiver Donald Driver and rookie receiver James Jones led the team in receptions, with 8 and 4, respectively, for a total of 148 yards and a TD between them.
Their running game struggled, with DeShawn Wynn leading the team with 10 rushes for a total of 50 yards for the game. The Giants defense read the running plays expertly, holding the Pack to an average of less than 3 yards per carry. Their run game took a slide the last few seasons with injuries to Ahman Green, and has yet to improve. Coach Mike McCarthy seems bent on keeping the ball on the field, contrary to his quarterbacks cannon arm.
Favre looked more at ease this game, a far cry from the palpable frustration with last years injuries and mistakes. Special teams picked up more slack this week, with Tracy White recovering a fumbled kickoff early in the fourth quarter to seal the Giants fate.
The game ball goes to Brett Favre. The future Hall of Famer breathed some life into his rookie roster, and started to look like the Brett Favre of old. His new tricks arent working so well, but his aim is still true.
Next weeks game against the Chargers will test the defense, in addition to putting pressure on receivers, as San Diego looks to break .500 in week three.
from the Sept. 19 – 25, 2007, issue