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Packers offensive line struggles and defense can't stop Favre as Green Bay falls to Minnesota


By Russ Owens

MINNEAPOLIS (WAOW)-  You would've thought if the Packers had stopped Adrian Peterson in this game, that the Packers would've won the game. Well Peterson rushed for only 55 yards, but Brett Favre had some Monday night magic for the Vikings as he throws for 271 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers fall 30-23.

Says Charles Woodson, "You let Brett sit back there and pat the ball, run around, he's gonna beat a lot of people.

Says Al Harris, "You can't give away points, you can't have mental errors, You gotta be on top of your game, they played well, they did things well. Brett took exactly what we gave him and they came out with a win."

Says Aaron Kampman, "There's some things that obviously didn't go our way, it's a frustrating deal, we lost as a team and we gotta get it fixed as a team."

Says Dom Capers, "We just have to find a way to be more consistent in what we're doing, all the way around as a defense."

The Packers got no pressure on the soon to be 40-year-old QB while Aaron Rodgers on the other side was pressured throughout, throwing an interception and fumbling once. Green Bay's offensive line struggled once again giving up eight sacks on the night including a safety.

Says Aaron Rodgers, "They got good players on their side of the ball to do what they did and they played well. It's a combination of maybe extra effort on their part and me not getting it out of my hands as quickly as I could have."

Says Daryn Colledge, "We've got a lot of things to fix, we definitely shot ourselves in the foot tonight and that makes it extremely difficult to win football games."

Says Josh Sitton, "We need to learn from our mistakes, correct and put a whole game together."

So it's definitely a plus that Green Bay now heads into a bye week to get the team healthy and recover from a very disappointing loss.

Says Colledge, "Schematically it will be a great week for us to go back and watch we did right, what we did wrong and get ready for Detroit."

Says Woodson, "You know for us it's back to the drawing board for what we wanna get out of this defense, this season, this whole thing."

One bright spot came from wide receiver Donald Driver who caught four passes tying him for first all-time in receptions with Sterling Sharpe.

And entering Monday night, the Packers were the only team in the NFL that Brett Favre had not beaten, well of course now that has changed. Good thing is though, Green Bay gets another shot at Favre and the Vikings coming up November first.

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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