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Big Play Brett Leads Pack to OT Win in Denver

Favre Celebrates the win

The Green Bay Packers are doing whatever they can to hold off the pesky Detroit Lions in the NFC North, and Monday night in Denver they pulled off a little magic to top the Broncos in OT. Led by two big plays from Brett Favre to wide outs James Jones and Greg Jennings, the Packers improved to 6-1 with a 19-13 overtime win over the Broncos. They built 13-7 halftime lead, but allowed the Broncos to sneak back in with two second half field goals to tie the game at 13 heading into overtime. The Pack put to rest the thought of a tie in the division on the first play of OT, as Favre hit Jennings on the first play of overtime with an 82-yard TD to win the game 19-13.

It was the play of the season for the Packers, and per usual, Favre was right in the middle of it. The QB, who has talked about retiring for what seems like forever, hit two long TD passes Monday night and showed that usual veteran poise that is making 2007 seem like 1997 for him all over again. Some say that Favre has lost some zing on the ball, or that he is not the player he use to be, but Monday night he did everything he could to help his team win, which is exactly why the Packers have moved into that upper area of the NFC in 2007.

“I feel like I’ve been on some better teams, but it’s hard to doubt this team,” Favre said after the win. It is hard to doubt the Packers, who since the middle of last season have lost just one game, and with the gutsy Favre seem to be the biggest challengers to the Cowboys in the NFC this season. Favre led an offense that piled up 430 total yards, and his performance was masterful, going 21-for-27 with 331 yards and two scores. The running game was the big surprise, as Ryan Grant, playing for an injured DeShawn Wynn, ran for 104 yards on 22 carries.

So for the first time in five seasons, the Packers sit at 6-1. That season they rolled to a 12-4 record only to be upset by then dazzling QB Michael Vick and the Falcons at home in the first round of the playoffs. With the way their defense is playing this season, and with Favre as solid as he has been since his MVP seasons, it’s hard to fathom such a thing happening again. At least not with the resolve they showed Monday night.

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