1:00 PM ET, November 11, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- His teammates thought he might be faking it to draw a penalty. His coach was more concerned and started calling for backup.Brett Favre was feeling woozy after taking an elbow to the head in the third quarter. That didn't stop him from driving the Packers to yet another touchdown in a 34-0 rout of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Dan Marino might have to make way for Brett Favre yet again. After throwing for three scores against the Vikings on Sunday, Favre is just one game back of Marino for the most career games with at least three touchdown passes.
Even though the Packers held him to just 45 yards, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still threatening the rookie rushing record. Here's how he stacks up against the best rookie runners in NFL history after nine games.
|Player, Team||Year||Season Total||After 9 Games|
|Adrian Peterson, Vikings||2007||n/a||1,081|
|Eric Dickerson, Rams||1983||1,808||1,096|
|George Rogers, Saints||1981||1,674||879|
|Ottis Anderson, Cardinals||1979||1,605||836|
Packers RT Mark Tauscher injured his ankle. McCarthy said he could have returned to the game if he had to. ... McCarthy said Packers DT Cullen Jenkins "banged" his knee but did not elaborate.
The Packers dominated this matchup on both sides of the ball. The Packers have found an effective ground attack, and Ryan Grant showed excellent vision and burst to pierce the previously stingy Vikings run defense. The Green Bay offensive line held its blocks well in man-blocking schemes and used a good mix of shovel passes to keep the Minnesota front four off-balance. Packers quarterback Brett Favre had his way versus the marginal Vikings pass defense and distributed the ball well to several different targets. On defense, Green Bay did a good job of forcing Minnesota into third-and-long situations it could not convert.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:18||Ryan Grant 30 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||7|
|FG||06:30||Mason Crosby 39 Yd||0||10|
|FG||00:00||Mason Crosby 24 Yd||0||13|
|TD||09:29||Donald Lee 1 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||20|
|TD||02:24||Ruvell Martin 8 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||27|
|TD||05:38||Ruvell Martin 17 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||34|