Rocky Mountain High
By Dan O'Donnell
Wow. Just when you thought Favre couldn't get any more clutch, he launches an 82-yard smart bomb on the first play of overtime. After the initial ten minutes of screaming, I just stared at the TV in awed silence. Sportscenter may have come on, I'm not really sure. It's sometimes tough wrapping your head around just how good this guy is and how much gas is still left in the tank.
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Here's Falconio's take, from PackersRadioNetwork.com:
"Denver is not an easy place to win in the NFL. However on Monday night the Packers once again did just enough to hang on for a 19-13 overtime win. Brett Favre was sharp as usual connecting for two long touchdown passes that made the difference. Favre distributed the ball evenly with seven different teammates catching passes.
Remember back in August when Greg Jennings was complaining about a lack of balls being thrown his way? Seems like a distant memory now and what I'm sure will be a recurring nightmare for Denver cornerback Dre' Bly who was burned on the game winning play. Jennings finished with a game high 141 yards receiving but more importantly all Packers receivers found some running room against Denver's soft defense, leading to a return of the ever-important "yards after catch" stat.
How about the performance of Ryan Grant? With the injury to DeShawn Wynn early in the game the already thin running corps got a little bit thinner. But Grant came through with a 104 yard performance on the ground. Yes Denver has the worst run defense in the NFL but that's something you need to take advantage of and that's exactly what Grant did throughout the night. Credit Mike McCarthy with a very balanced game plan that led to several lengthy drives.
Defensively the Packers barely hung on toward the end. Atari Bigby seemed to have a bullseye on his back and Denver took advantage of the safety's inexperience. Bigby was flagged four times that kept the door open for Denver. There was a serious lack of "wrapping up" on Denver's game-tying drive at the end of regulation but as usual the defense bent but did not break. Everybody stayed at home on the crucial third-and-one when Cutler called his own number and was stopped for no gain.
So just like the previous two wins this was a case of good news, bad news. The good news is the Packers got a key win and stand at 6-1 on the season. The bad news is this is still a work in progress as we saw on Monday night. Now the Packers must turn around quickly and get ready for another showdown in one of the NFL's toughest places to play."