Favre Wins! Or Did He Really Lose?

Tony TuckerCorrespondent INovember 2, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 01:  Fans hold a sign referring to quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 1, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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On Sunday Favre beat the Packers for the second time this season, to make things worse this was in front of the fans he claims to love.

Like fine wine Favre seems to be getting better with age, at least better at making decisions on what he does with the football.  In two meetings Favre put up amazing numbers 41 - 59 on pass attempts, with 500 plus yards and 7 touchdowns.  The most amazing stat of all was that there was no interceptions.

Favre's first encounter with his former team was at Minnesota, although it was a slap in the face to Packer fans and Management it was nothing in comparison to the shot he gave them in the heart yesterday.

Favre entered the field for warm-ups with a chorus of boos, at which time you knew that he would not receive an abundance of cheering from Packer Nation.  The next time he would enter the stadium was for game time and then it was on, no cheering for the enemy, not even if it were their own mothers.

The game unfolded just as I thought it would with the Vikings taking an early lead and allowing another team to crawl back into the mix.  I bet if a lot of Packer fans were honest with themselves they would have the same feeling, face it, right now the Vikings are just a better team.

Most people considered this a road game for the Vikes, but when the leader of the road team has played and won more games in the stadium than anyone else in the building, who really had the advantage?

Plus the pressure that Rodgers was feeling from both the situation and opposing defense since it appears that the offensive line can't block and McCarthy forgot about the three step drop.

If Packer Fans really want to hate on Favre for something then I think that it should be ruining the mental state of Rodgers who would probably be a pretty successful QB if Favre would retire.

Today on Mike and Mike in the morning former Vikings WR Cris Carter said something in an attempt to make Green Bay fans feel better about the whole situation.  That comment was, if the two QB's were reversed then the Vikings would have won by even more.

Really? What would leave me to believe that?  Was it Favre's fault that the defense let the Packers back in the game? No. Would Rodgers have thrown five touchdowns with no picks?  Favre had a track record of winning big regular season games and he did it again in possibly the biggest one of his hall of fame career.  People forget that Favre finished his last season with the Packers at 13 - 3 and they had almost the same offense, excluding a few members from the offensive line. 

Favre reads the defense better and makes the right audibles to avoid sacks, compared to Rodgers always dropping back in the 5 or 7 step drops and taking sack after sack.  Favre lost a small portion of games at home in his 16 years with the team and now under Rodgers they seem to be making a habit of it.

The fans cannot be mad at Favre for doing his job, a job they know he can do better than most.  The Fans are innocent bystanders in a drive by beat down that was intended for the coaching staff and the front office. 

The Packers play calling on defense was awful in the first game and they repeated the performance for a second time giving Favre all the time in the world to seek his revenge. 

McCarthy and Capers, fool us once, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us!

This was a devastating loss for the Packers organization and it came from the arm of a man that many Packer fans know and love(d). 

If this is the last time the Packers play against Favre than I can forgive him for beating the pants off the Packers twice. 

There is still a chance that the Packers as a team can wipe the slate clean and allow Packer fans to forget the two regular season wins. That would be to turn the ship around, make the playoffs, and beat Favre when it really counts.

Favre may have won a couple of regular seasons games that ment a lot to him personally but in the process I believe that he may have cost himself the love of the people partially responsible for some of his success, and that would be the Green Bay Faithful.

I have already forgiven Favre for beating the Packers twice, partially because I knew it would happen, but can you?