Packers' offense accomplishes feat Sunday that Favre never did
Jordy Nelson. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Brett Favre's place in the NFL record book is rather secure, as he pretty much re-wrote it during his 16 years as a Green Bay Packers quarterback.
However, the Packers' offense of Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson and company did something in their 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings that the Packers never did with Favre: have a game with no punts.
Such a feat happened four times previously in Packers history:
- Nov. 6, 1960 at Baltimore (Bart Starr QB)
- Sep. 24, 1967 vs. Chicago (Bart Starr QB)
- Dec. 5, 1982 at Buffalo (Lynn Dickey QB)
- Dec. 17, 1989 at Chicago (Don Majkowski QB)
The performance was so good, it might have made Tim Masthay feel like the Maytag repariman in the old commercials when he was relegated to field goal-holding duty.
Here's how each of their drives ended:
1) 14 plays, 90 yards: Touchdown (Rodgers-Nelson 11 yard pass)
2) 17 plays, 70 yards: Field goal (Crosby 30 yards)
3) 3 plays, 80 yards: Touchdown (Rodgers-Nelson 76 yard pass)
4) 1 play, 11 yards: End of half
5) 15 plays, 80 yards: Touchdown (Lacy 1 yard run)
6) 9 plays, 74 yards: Touchdown (Starks 25 yard run)
7) 10 plays, 53 yards: Field goal (Crosby 20 yards)
8) 6 plays, 30 yards: Field goal (Crosby 45 yards)
9) Two plays, -3 yards: End of game