Tuesday, September 14, 2004

The Pack Is Back!

Packers 24 - Panthers 14

Ahhhh.... Victory is sweet!

From The New York Times:
Packers Go Right to Top in Their Bid for N.F.C. Supremacy

...The Panthers were trying to prove they belonged in the spotlight they had earned with last season's Super Bowl appearance.

The Packers showed otherwise in a game that was less a proving point for Green Bay than a launching point for perhaps another run at a title....

"I can't think in recent memory anyone dominating them in the run game," Favre said of the Panthers. "And I felt like in order for us to win, we had to run the ball. I didn't think we'd run it as well as we did tonight."
Interestingly, both Chris and I were frustrated by the number of running plays called, mostly because it looked like Brett's arm needed some work. He did finally find some receivers, though -- he went 4-for-5 for 52 yards in the 72-yard drive in the second quarter -- so we calmed down a little. I think we both prefer the passing plays, but you know what they never stop saying: "You gotta' run to set up the pass."

The good: Brett extended his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 26, with a pass to Ahman near the end of the 3rd quarter. He now holds third place alone, passing Fran Tarkenton.

The bad: Looks like Grady Jackson is out for a few weeks with a knee sprain, and Najeh Davenport strained his hamstring. Hamstring injuries don't really get better, do they?


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