Packers’ Lambeau Field win over Vikings more than just a Favre Conquest : Packers Insider

Packers’ Lambeau Field win over Vikings more than just a Favre Conquest

October 26, 2010 by  
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Oct 26, 2010 ~ by Don Banks, Sports Illustrated

~GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dispatches from Green Bay’s eventful 28-24 win over reeling Minnesota Sunday night at a giddy Lambeau Field …

1. Brett Favre’s three interceptions against the Packers were pivotal to the Minnesota loss and are sure to reignite the debate about whether he and Vikings head coach Brad Childress are on the same page — and capable of once again working through their well-known differences. After moving heaven and earth to get Favre back to Minnesota this summer, Childress pointed the finger of blame right at his 41-year-old quarterback in the wake of Sunday’s loss, which dropped his team to 2-4, matching its loss total from last season.

When asked about Favre’s three second-half interceptions, one of which was returned 32 yards for a touchdown by middle linebacker Desmond Bishop for the eventual winning points, Childress was blunt.

“It still goes back to taking care of the football,” he said in his postgame session with the media. “You can’t throw it to them. They have to play within the confines of our system. You can’t give seven points going the other way. Not in a game like this.” Favre’s three picks came in a span of seven of his 29 passes, and led directly to 14 Packers points. Childress was asked if Favre forced those passes.

Favre was back to his old self Sunday night, with some great, laser-beam passes, and some "WTH is he thinking" stuff. On the final drive, he had some of both.

“Yeah, the one to Bishop,” he said. “I’d have to look at that, cause I’d like to know where we’re going with the football, because I believe the play was designed to go to the other side and I think Percy‘s (Harvin) standing there in big air. So not sure why we’re looking at the left-hand side.”

Favre appeared to reinjure his surgically repaired left ankle on the play on which he threw his first interception, to Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, early in the third quarter. Green Bay linebacker Brad Jones hit Favre on the play, forcing a hurried throw that went behind receiver Bernard Berrian.

Childress admitted he considered yanking Favre from the game after his second interception, which came just four minutes after the first and gave Green Bay a 28-17 lead it would not relinquish.

“I did have a thought about it, yes,” Childress said. “I was going to give him that next series and he took us down the field (and threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss to cut the score to 28-24).”

With the Vikings’ season now in dire straits and facing the potential to get worse with next week’s challenging trip to 5-1 New England, the stress points between Childress and Favre that were largely papered over last season appear to re-emerging. And this time, if the losing continues in Minnesota, the differences might become more exposed, as the team’s playoff chances dwindle.

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