MNF: Allen Helps Favre Get "Revenge" on Packers

Dan PazosCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 09:  Defensive end Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers on November 9, 2008 at the Metrodome in Mineapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

If you are the Green Bay Packers' fans, Monday Night Football against Minnesota is a must win.

Not only are you facing your division rivals, but the most prolific player in your team's history is taking the field against you.

If you are Aaron Rodgers, your dreams were probably haunted by the thought of Brett Favre beating you on Monday night.

Packer's fans and Rodger's worst fears came true on Monday, partially due to Favre.

Jared Allen and the Viking defensive line cemented their own little corner in their minds for the rest of the 2009 campaign.

Rodgers has little to no time in the pocket on Monday night, getting sacked eight times and fumbling once.

Jared Allen, who was is easily awarded defensive player of this game, collecting seven tackles and four and a half sacks.

Despite all of the pressure he was under, Rodgers managed a decent performance statistically, throwing for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns.

For the Vikings, Brett Favre put on a performance worthy of being called "Mr. Monday Night."

Favre threw for 200-plus yards and three touchdowns, compiling a quarterback rating of 135.3.

Favre was given outstanding protection from one of the best offensive lines in football, sometimes holding the ball for as much as four seconds in the pocket.

Favre was not sacked all game and was able to connect with three different Viking receivers for touchdowns.

The Vikings are looking incredibly strong coming off of this win. The main reason is the ability to not rely on Adrian Peterson to get a win.

Peterson had 55 yards, and despite having a touchdown, was not the major reason for the Viking victory.

Games like the one Monday night show the rest of the league that Minnesota is not a one dimensional team and are a force to be reckoned with.

Green Bay, on the other hand, has some serious work to do. A .500 record this season will not get them into the playoffs, especially in the heated NFC North.

The Packers need to mend their spirits, and their strategy to save this season.