The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings are preparing to play the latest game in what has been an incredibly bitter rivalry on Thursday night. Brett Favre played for both teams recently, much to the dismay of his long-time fans in Green Bay. He made Packers’ fans very happy with his prediction of Thursday night, predicting that the Packers would take the game in a lopsided win.
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Favre has been looking to get back into the good graces of the Packers, and this is certainly one step towards making that happen. He is one of the all-time great quarterbacks that Green Bay has had, but took a lot of heat for signing with the Vikings in order to continue his NFL career after one season with the New York Jets. It’s good to see that Favre is doing everything in his power to get close to the organization that gave him a chance.
“My opinion, Packers defense, underrated,” Favre said. “I think they’ll give [Teddy] Bridgewater fits.”
Green Bay’s defense has been playing fairly well so far this season, but are still flying under the radar due to the poor performance that they have had the last couple of seasons. Both Sam Shields and Clay Matthews came through with huge interceptions last week against the Chicago Bears that helped seal the Packers’ second win of the season. They have a much better pass rush as well with Matthews and veteran Julius Peppers coming off of the edges, but will need to continue playing at a high level before they get the media’s respect.
It will be intriguing to see whether or not Favre’s prediction comes true, but it’s still nice to see him back on Green Bay’s side. The Packers likely do have a bit of an advantage this week, as they have a far superior offense and the pressure on Teddy Bridgewater’s young shoulders. Expect to see yet another hard-fought rivalry game, but the Packers should come out with the win.