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Just Another Game, Says Childress, Favre

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 1, 2009 – 2:55 pm

It’s hard to ignore the hype that continues to build around this Monday night’s Vikings-Packers matchup. With QB Brett Favre now under center for the Vikings, the already-intense rivalry has grown even nastier. But Favre and Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress insisted to reporters on Wednesday that this week’s game is, in fact, just another game.

“When I watch film of the Packers during the week, it’s not like it seems that odd to me,” Favre explained Wednesday. “It doesn’t. It makes for a good story I guess for everyone else. But we’re focused on the team here. We talked about that this morning. That’s important every week. You let everyone else make a game bigger. Every game is big that we play in. So it’s just another game.”

Childress sent a similar message to reporters when he met with them on Wednesday, saying he thought Favre was more focused on this week’s game plan and determining how to attack the Packers defense. However, when asked if he’d been associated with a regular season game that came with this much hype, he thought for a second and then simply said, “No.”

Speaking of the hype, Favre further explained his ability to ignore it by saying he literally doesn’t see it on TV or read about it. 

“I don’t go home and watch TV and read the papers,” the QB said. “I usually help (my kids) with homework. We went to a movie yesterday…trying to lay low.”

While it might be hard to believe, especially in Favre’s case, that Monday’s game is “just another game,” it’s clear that taking such an approach is wise. The season is 16 games long, and focusing on just the 2 games being played against the Packers would make for a long rest of the season.

“I don’t know how many games I’ve played in, but this game is no different than the fourth game I played in last year,” Favre said. “This is a Monday night game; yeah that’s the only game playing and there’s more excitement because of that game. But you can’t treat it any differently.

“It gives us a chance to go 4-0. I can’t look at it any differently. Obviously everyone else is excited about it; not that I’m not excited. This is one game, it’s a big game, it’s a division game, and one that we hope to go 4-0 with.”


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3 Responses to “Just Another Game, Says Childress, Favre”

  1. By vikingfan1955 on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    We all know this will not be just another game and it will be about revenge for favre.It also will be the most watched regular season game ever.This will be a statement game for us it will say we are contenders not pretenders this yr.Jackson will learn a lot from favre and we will be ok with him and sage under center next yr.This will also give us a clear lead in the division but the bears have it easy this week so we have to win this.Harvin and ap will be beasts in this game and brett will be a manager and keep the game in check.Come on o-line we need u to show up sharp this week.

  2. By Jon on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    I could not ‘s agree more with you vikingfan1955. This is not just another game for Brett and the Vikings. Although I do not believe that this is a revenge game in any way, I just think that the way that everything had transpired, a top that this is for 1st place in the division, and that yes, of course, Brett is going to play his old team for the first time since leaving Green Bay. The only thing that I am worried about is that the Vikings get conservative and just want to run the ball. We found out against the 49’s that Farvre can still throw the ball. It is now time to use the run to start the assault in the air. So far we have been 1 dementional , by running the ball a lot. The O-LIne really needs to put their work in on Monday!

  3. By blacknblue on Oct 4, 2009 | Reply

    I just hope it’s just another win. Last week Favre reminded me – now this is going back a bit- of when jim mcman wore purple and threw a deep pass for a TD late in the game against green bay for the win. I hope it doesn’t come down to it this week. Don’t get me wrong a dramatic win is great but a total emberassment would be so much sweeter. Something where I can lol dare I say turn off at half time up by 21?

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