Packer fans didn’t need to rub it in

Published 11:48 am Monday, October 25, 2010

Ever since Brett Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings, I think every Packer fan (me included) wanted to see a game like Monday night’s game against the Packers.

It was a classic Favre letdown game where he threw three second half picks and he probably cost his team the game with the interception for a touchdown to Desmond Bishop.

But the fact that Packer fans decided to boo him as he limped off the field while fighting back tears is inexcusable. Green Bay had already won the game and they should’ve been cheering on the Packers, not booing a former legend at the lowest point of his career.

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I was fine with booing him before and during the game, but when it’s over, let it go.

Just be glad that the green and gold didn’t fall to 0-3 against their old signal caller and move on.

As for the Vikings, I think this is it. Favre looks done and now he’s facing a possible fine and suspension from the NFL.

The once mighty Vikings’ defense showed a lot of holes against the Packer passing game. Green Bay didn’t have to punt once all night and every drive ended in Minnesota territory.

If anything, this should’ve been a Packer win by a landslide if not for two Favre-like picks by Aaron Rodgers.

I see Minnesota tanking at New England and soon Favre will be out of the lineup. Maybe T-Jack will ignite new life in the team, but I doubt it.

As for the Packers, there’s not too much to get excited about with them either. This wasn’t that different from Green Bay’s last two overtime losses.

Sure, the Packers moved the ball on offense, but it didn’t result in nearly enough points and the defense still got killed against the run.

Maybe things will get better when Atari Bigby, Al Harris, Ryan Picket and Brandon Chillar all get healthy on defense but who knows if that will happen.

Right now the Packers are still a team that tends to make mistakes at big times (including the failed fourth down conversion on the last drive).

The good news for both teams is the Bears are a mess, having lost their last two at home. When Jay Cutler isn’t throwing picks, he’s getting sacked.

So the NFC North is still relatively wide open, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on the playoff chances of whoever wins the division.