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A Tale Of Two Favres

Anyone else see the tale of two Favre's Sunday night? Wonder which one shows up this weekend. Hard to know for sure.

The Pack was rolling towards a blowout in the first half - a couple of fumbles by a rookie WR killed them - and Favre was in the zone. He spread the ball around, fed off a running game that actually showed signs of life - a novelty up there this season - and managed the game.

Then the Bears pulled close, the Pack got ubber-conservative in the second half (we've been there, done that) and Brett reverted to his worst tendencies. He was launching balls off his back foot. He was flipping those crazy shuffle passes into traffic - including a back-breaker right into the waiting arms of Bears LB Brian Urlacher - and it all fell apart.

First Half Favre: 19 - 22, 243 yards, 1 TD (a 41-yard pass) and 0 INT - 127.8 rating
Second Half: 10 - 18, 79 yards, 0 TD, 2 INTs - 27.08 rating (ouch, babe)

Obviously, if the Redskins Front 4 can do anything close to what it did against the Lions - and that's hardly assured given how abysmal Detroit's O Line is and how comparatively stout Green Bay's is - the odds of Wild Man Favre showing up become much greater.

Green Bay will utilize better protection, but they also have to spread the field to succeed, and that's when the pass rush must get after him.

The Packers have thrown the ball 210 times this season (33 more times than any other NFL team, or the equivalent of about an extra game of pass attempts already than anyone else through 5 weeks). That's staggering. They have run the ball just 101 times. Needless to say, throwing the ball 68 percent of the time gives them the highest pass-to-run ratio in the league.

The Pack is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, 28th in the NFL; they rank first in passing yards per game (294.6)

Should be a lot of fun. Looking forward to this trip more than any other. Never been to Lambeau and want to bask in as much of the game-day atmosphere as possible and explore the stadium. Throwing back some cold ones in some Green Bay watering hole and watching Game 2 of the ALCS sounds like a good Saturday night to me, and Sunday looks like a good day for football, high of 59, low of 43, cloudy, 10 percent chance of rain.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 10, 2007; 11:57 AM ET
 
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Comments

Nice

Posted by: Skinz | October 10, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a little slice of heaven, Jasno. So, is Grif back to 100%? I know they were a little tentative w/ him before they bye- that time off heal him up?

Posted by: D7 | October 10, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Come along children. Keep up!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

somewhere between 2nd -- and 10th !!!!

Posted by: Reppin TX | October 10, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

PAAAAAAAAAAAAANTALONES!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Yea new post

Posted by: SAK | October 10, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

schnikeeees a new post

Posted by: sniksder | October 10, 2007 12:08 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously, if the Redskins Front 4 can do anything close to what it did against the Lions - and that's hardly assured given how abysmal Detroit's O Line is and how comparatively stout Green Bay's is - the odds of Wild Man Favre showing up become much greater. "

I disagree with this statement. It has been said as recent as Madden on Sunday night that Favre has been throwing more check downs this season then any other because his line protection isn't all that great. That was one of their biggest problems last year. AND, there starting center is out for this game. Their line is (mostly) young and inexperienced. One of the reasons Favre contemplated retirement. Defense should have another great game if we can get that pass rush and keep favre in the pocket........

Posted by: 4th | October 10, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

jason, IF the skins win this sunday will you ask cindy to borrow the keys to the bandwagon from mr. tony?

Posted by: dealer | October 10, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I agree there needs to be a good pass rush from the front 4 to keep favre in check.

Posted by: SAK | October 10, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

A Cowboy fan posting in the top 10 or 20, on a Redskins blog, sad people, very sad.

"We gonna win BAY-BAY!!!!!!!!"
- Barry Switzer

Posted by: D-Boyzx5 | October 10, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

mac strong getting hurt is a shame.. class act, hard worker... I hate to say it so soon... but there is gonna be an opening now in the pro bowl for my main man mike sellers.

Posted by: sniksder | October 10, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

yep, mr. fav-reh looked pretty much like his old self in the second half. i am just hoping JC can put two good games together.

btw, have you guys noticed that Jason Campbell shares his initials (JC) with Coach Joe Gibbs Lord and Savior.

I don't know if anyone picked up on that...to some that might have been really obvious but since I am not a christian and did not study the bible it took me a while to figure it out.

Posted by: dealer | October 10, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Farve always makes his biggest mistakes under pressure! If coach Williams is out there, let's run some corner blitz packages with Rogers and stunt the backers to keep Brett off balance. He will throw the ball up for grabs if pressured and Taylor and Landry will get a chance for a pick 6!

Posted by: Bob-Ashburn, VA | October 10, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I think before sellars will make the probowl is if we can start getting a per rush average up.

Posted by: SAK | October 10, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm not as good at my video searches of the interwidegooglewebnets that I am at text searches. Has anyone found a video of Andre Carter's safety on Kitna? I'm not so much interested in the sack itself, but the rag doll toss of the OT (its a shot from behind the defense). Some buddies who were at the game didn't get to see it, and I'm trying to make a point about Carter.

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2007 12:15 PM

*************************************

Sween,

Go to the 1:49 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMYk-Yv1YmM

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

bob, skins have been burnt by those corner blitzes way too many times. they try to disguise them but the safeties/corners don't have the discipline to disguise them. so let's hope they don't need them this sunday. can't way to see marcus healthy so he can rush from the right side as a down lineman.

Posted by: dealer | October 10, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

"We gonna win BAY-BAY!!!!!!!!"
- Barry Switzer


Posted by: D-Boyzx5 | October 10, 2007 12:14 PM

That's the funniest joke I've heard.

Posted by: Stop | October 10, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Personal theory: Favre (one syllable) played the plays called ... on purpose ... and peevishly ... to make a statement to the head coach for whom he has no respect ... to show him that HE (Favre), not McCarthy, knows how to win a football game. [To demonstrate to McCarthy that that style of play is destined to lose.] Therefore, I discount the second half of the Packers-Bears game as indicative of what could happen in real life.

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

uh.... beepity beep beep

(not BALANCE! beep boop boop)

Posted by: Dik | October 10, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

pressure favre w/ the front 4, get him outside the pocket, LB's underneath, safeties deep, & corners physical w/ bump & run...

Posted by: sniksder | October 10, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

beep beep?

Posted by: Dik | October 10, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Didn't I read something about the Packers Center is out? That could be huge if so.

Posted by: Rich from salisbury | October 10, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

What about putting me on the D-Line!!??!! Now that I got my groove back

Posted by: B-LLoyd | October 10, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like fun, Jason. However, you may want to hold off on the Stella Artois in the company of Green Bay denizens.

Posted by: Joe the Fan | October 10, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else in here heading up for the game this weekend? Myself and another diehard are gonna fly up and do some hardcore Burgundy and Gold representation starting out early on Saturday evening.

Any takers can drop a "yea" here and we'll link up.

Posted by: Pretzel Boy | October 10, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

3 runs and out immediately after a chicago score? (just an example of the sudden shell-of-a-gameplan, play not-to-lose instead of not-to-win ethos installed for the 2nd half - ridiculous)

charles woodson's fumble? james jones fumbles? barnetts face mask on a drive stopping tackle? the refs bogus "heads up on the center" flag on the FG, allowing the ensuing Benson TD? the adjusting the ball back and being literally the closest measurement i've ever see away from a big 4th down play? the bogus nfl rule that seems to penalize the team winning a challenge in that instance? it wasn't a first down, so we get charged a timeout? THE CALL ON THE FIELD WAS STILL ACKNOWLEDGED AS WRONG, the ball replaced (pretty much arbitrarily and quickly - on more centimeter back and it wasn't a first? are we sure the ref was 100% correct?) , SO WHY THE CHARGED TIMEOUT? i've seen this play out somewhere else too - fix this, competition committee. also, collins and poppinga's blown coverage on the clark TD pass? jones dropping a pass to get it w/in the Chi 15 w/ approx. 10 sec. left? driver still almost getting to the last pass, on which the 2nd int is attributed to?

yeah, sounds like brett's fault to me. way to go jason

Posted by: pack4life | October 10, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Scott Wells (GB - C)

News: Wells will miss next week's game after he broke a bone around his eye.

Get em Griff!

Posted by: Gregskins | October 10, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

JLC - Was in GB in 2001 for the Skins-GB game. That was the last game for Jeff "chuck and duck" George in a skins uni. Ayway, the Stadium View sports bar is a cool place to hang. It looks right down Lombardi avenue at Lambeau. The owner of the bare showed us around and was really cool to us when he saw that we had Skins gear on. The fans are great but the town of GB is sooooooooooo incredibly boring if u r there for more than 36 hours. Enjoy!!!

Posted by: PA Skins Fan | October 10, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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