Bengals vs. Packers October 30, 2005: Fan Steals Ball From Brett Favre
On October 30, 2005, the Bengals faced Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won the game but that isn't what is remembered. Favre threw five interceptions but that isn't what is remembered either.
What folks remember is the fan who ran out onto the field and stole the ball from Brett Favre during the game's final drive. With 23 seconds to go, the fan got onto the field. He made his way to the Packers quarterback. When he got there, he took the ball from Favre who was trying to lead his team to a game-tying score.
These slides were taken from a Powerpoint that went viral back in 2005.
Bengals Ticket: $100.00
Catching a Shuttle Pass from Brett Favre
Helping Clinch the Bengals’ 6th Win of the Season
$20 from Coach Lewis
Turf Friendly Running Shoes
$31.99 at Finish Line
First Down According to Packers Receiver Andrae Thurman (# 81)
$0 (No Contract)
Faking the Pass
An Extra 10 Yards
Splitting the Defenders
Another 5 Yards
Ice for Security Guards’ Faces
Running 50 Yards After 6 Hours of Drinking
New Pair of Fake Oakleys
Getting Subdued by 15 People
Having Your Drunk Ass Be The Lead Story on Every News Broadcast in The Country…
Look at me, everybody!!!!
Fan Steals Favre's Ball
Check it out in action.
This act of stupidity did help the Bengals. After the game, Bengal's linebacker Brian Simmons said this:
"They were in a hurry-up, and that did slow it down and give us a chance to huddle, and we kind of came together as a defense," Simmons said. "But you don't want to see that because somebody could get hurt."
The Packers went on to a forgettable 4-12 season. The Bengals made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
Click here to read about the game that started it all for Brett Favre back in 1992 against the Bengals.