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Packers 28, Vikings 24

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Some Packers fans still can't bear the sight of Brett Favre in a Vikings uniform. It probably hurt a little bit less after the Packers finally sent him home with a loss.

Favre threw three second-half interceptions to his former team as Green Bay held on to beat Minnesota 28-24 on Sunday night.

Favre appeared to deliver another signature comeback win with an apparent touchdown to Percy Harvin with 48 seconds left — but the play was ruled incomplete on a replay review, as the former Florida star landed with one foot beyond the boundary. With one more chance on fourth and 15 at the 20, Favre threw incomplete out of bounds, too high for Randy Moss.

Green Bay turned two of Favre's third-quarter interceptions into touchdowns that erased the Vikings' halftime lead, including a 32-yard return by linebacker Desmond Bishop. It was the ninth pickoff returned for a touchdown in the league on Sunday — with one game to go tonight, that's the most since Week 2 of 2003, when there were 10.

Aaron Rodgers was 21-of-34 for 295 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

"It's huge," Rodgers said. "It's a great night. The crowd was electric, we needed this win. It's a long season, but we had to have this one."

Rodgers threw two first-half interceptions — uncharacteristic mistakes for a quarterback known for good decision-making in the red zone.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 131 yards for the Vikings. Favre was 16-of-29 for 212 yards with a touchdown and the three interceptions.

It was Favre's second trip to Lambeau Field as a Viking, but the buildup to this year's game wasn't quite as intense as last year's matchups. Favre led the Vikings to two wins over the Packers last season, looking sharp in the process.

Fans booed Favre again before his 119th game at Lambeau Field, a record for a quarterback at one stadium.


Packers 28, Vikings 24 10/24/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 12:28am]
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