Posted Saturday, January 12 - 6:40pm.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Brett Favre somehow spun free from the Seahawks’ clutches and stumbled ahead in the snow. Ever the gambler, he flipped a wobbly, underhanded pass that he had no business trying, let alone completing.
“That’s right!” he shouted.
Sure was, for Favre and the NFC championship-bound Green Bay Packers.
With Lambeau Field looking like a snow globe, Favre frolicked in the flurries, throwing three touchdown passes as the Packers beat Seattle, 42-20, on Saturday, the highest-scoring postseason game in Packers’ history.
This must have been the scene the 38-year-old three-time NFL MVP imagined when he decided to postpone retirement and try for another Super Bowl ring.
Ryan Grant made history, too, recovering from two fumbles that put the Packers down 14-0 after only four minutes to set a Packers’ postseason record with 201 yards rushing. He scored three times; Greg Jennings caught a pair of TD tosses; and Favre tied his personal best for touchdown strikes in a postseason game.
In the months ahead, Wisconsin might again become a wonder-land – will Favre come back again? – but for now, fans are guaranteed at least one more game.
The Packers (14-3) will take on the winner of Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and Dallas. If the Cowboys win, they’ll host Green Bay; if the Giants win, they’ll visit Lambeau.
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