Sunday could be the Lions' chance to beat Favre
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had limited practice on Thursday due to an injuries to his ankle and right elbow.
If he is healthy on Sunday when the Lions play at Minnesota, he could extend his career streak of winning every home game ever played against the Detroit Lions. If those injuries impede Favre he still has a chance to win, but obviously it would be good news for the Lions.
Favre is 25-9 in his career against Detroit. The last loss to the Lions was on Sept. 11, 2005, the regular season opener for both teams. Green Bay lost that one 17-3. Seven of Favre’s losses to the Lions happened at the Silverdome.
The Lions’ defense has given up too many big plays in the two losses to open the season. Favre is a big-play kind of guy. For the Lions to win there can be no miscommunication, no mistakes.
In 1993, Favre’s first full season as a starter, he led Green Bay to a come-from-behind victory over Lions in the Wild Card playoffs. He threw for three touchdowns including a 40-yard bomb to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left. It seems like he’s never stopped hurting the Lions.
The Vikings are also 0-2 and Favre doesn’t have the receivers he had last season. Sunday will be the Lions’ chance to not only win on the road, but win against a future Hall of Famer who has always played well against them.
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