Packers can't overcome big deficit in 38-26 loss to Favre and Vikings
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- For the second time in less than a month, Brett Favre sliced up his former team and stuck it to the franchise that cast him aside as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 38-26 at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
If walking out to waves of loud boos from his former fans threw Favre off his game, it didn't last long. Despite being jeered repeatedly by Packers fans who once cheered his every move, Favre completed 17 of 28 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns and the Vikings (7-1) took a firm hold on the NFC North standings.
Rookie receiver Percy Harvin caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and had five returns for 175 yards.
The Vikings' defense roughed up Favre's successor, Aaron Rodgers, sacking him six times. But with the Packers (4-3) on the verge of getting routed, Rodgers rebounded with three second-half touchdowns.
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