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Packers-Vikings Preview: Favre-Venge? (Humor)
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Note: The quotes in this article are fictional.

It may be full of cortisone, but there still seems to be some space left in Brett Favre’s right arm for a little magic.

Last week, Favre’s 32-yard laser to the back of the end zone with two seconds left found Greg Lewis, giving the Vikings a 27-24 win over the visiting 49ers. Minnesota is 3-0 and leading the NFC North, with the Packers coming to town.

“Just when you think it’s time to call it a day,” says Brad Childress, “Favre does something unexpected to keep things lively. How many times has he done that in his career?

"Actually, a great feeling of unease came over me after that miraculous play. I was seriously worried that Favre might decide to go out while on top and retire right here on the spot.”

“But let’s be honest. Moments like these are exactly the reason we brought Favre here. It surely wasn’t for his flawless mechanics, or fluid delivery. Hey, this is Minnesota. If you’re looking for ‘fluid delivery,’ you give former Viking Onterrio Smith a call and inquire about the ‘Whizzinator.’”

The man who replaced Favre in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, is looking forward to going head-to-head with Favre and the Vikings.

“This game’s not as personal for me as it is for Brett,” says Rodgers. “I can’t speak for the rest of the team, though.

"They seem to be really excited about the game, so much so that they’re taking up a collection of money to ‘take Brett out.’ I’m not positive, but I think the restaurant is called ‘Bounty.’”

As the game starts, memories of his time as a Packer wash over an emotional Favre, and the nervousness gets the best of him as his first pass finds a wide-open Donald Driver on the sideline. Favre settles, and he and Rodgers duel well into the night.

In the end, Rodgers leads the Pack on the game-winning drive, and Charles Woodson intercepts Favre to preserve the win.

Green Bay wins 31-27.

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