8:15 PM ET, October 7, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre flirted with another record performance, all right.
It's amazing how often the Packers run and complete quick slant routes. They mix in a few crosses, screens, hooks and the occasional vertical route when the corners are biting too hard on the slant. As happened against the Bears, the rare vertical routes often result in points. But for the most part, Green Bay can beat a defense with slant after slant.
Brett Favre and his receivers execute this route extremely well. When cornerbacks press, the Packers' strong wideouts use their hands well to get off the jam quickly. When corners play off, the receivers get underneath the coverage and shield them with their strong bodies. The receivers often are going into the teeth of the defense after the catch, but they avoid tacklers well.
Favre's timing is superb, and he puts the ball on the money time and time again. He is extremely confident in his receivers and is throwing to a spot, which shows a great deal of trust. However, when Green Bay got away from it, the offense sputtered and lost its rhythm.
After catching a 41-yard touchdown in the first half, Greg Jennings was taken to the locker room for X-rays on his shoulder in the second half but returned to the game. ... Packers center Scott Wells also left the game with an injury. ... Favre's wife, Deanna, was an honorary Packers captain as part of the NFL's breast cancer awareness weekend.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:01||Deshawn Wynn 2 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||7|
|TD||07:52||Cedric Benson 10 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)||7||7|
|TD||04:55||Greg Jennings 41 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||14|
|FG||00:01||Mason Crosby 37 Yd||7||17|
|FG||12:03||Robbie Gould 44 Yd||10||17|
|FG||09:02||Mason Crosby 37 Yd||10||20|
|TD||04:19||Greg Olsen 19 Yd Pass From Brian Griese (Robbie Gould Kick)||17||20|
|FG||14:13||Robbie Gould 36 Yd||20||20|
|TD||02:05||Desmond Clark 34 Yd Pass From Brian Griese (Robbie Gould Kick)||27||20|