Thursday, August 16, 2007

Packers Win Preseason Opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers

The final score wasn't pretty, but the Green Bay Packers won their preseason opener on the road as Brett Favre, or more like Aaron Rodgers (sorry Brett), managed their way to a 13-9 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brett Favre and the Packers offense started the game SLOW. In his four possessions at quarterback, my favorite number 4 failed to gain a first down and gained just 12 yards of offense. Rookies Brandon Jackson and James Jones, along with second-string quarterback Aaron Rodgers worked hard to produce three consecutive scoring drives for the Packers, one to close the first half and the second and third opening the second half of the game against the Steelers.

This is the time of year, you know it comes after one preseason game where Favre doesn't produce all that much, where Packers pundits start calling for #4's retirement. You have heard it before, no reason the 2007-2008 Green Bay Packers' Season should be any different. Phewy, Favre will be just fine taking the field for 4 quarters when the REAL NFL season starts in September.

"The thing about preseason that's kind of interesting is you're expected to do well," Aaron Rodgers said. "If you don't do well, everybody asks you why you didn't play well. If you do play well, people say, 'Oh, well, you moved the ball against the No. 2s.' So it's kind of a no-win situation. At the same time, I'm continuing to work hard and hopefully put together another good performance."

This Saturday, August 18, the Seattle Seahawks and Mike Holmgren arrive in Green Bay to get Lambeau Field warmed up for the regular season. How many snaps is Brett Favre going to take? More than 4 would be nice.

If you haven't seen Favre on Lambeau Field, this weekend or Thursday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a good one as you can buy Green Bay Packers tickets below face value all over the place!

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