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Posts Tagged ‘Lambeau Field’

Packers Win 4 Straight

Posted by Ace Staff on December 8th, 2009

Aaron Rodgers threw for 263 yards and 3 TD’s from 26 total completions to lead his Green Bay Packers past the Baltimore Ravens Monday night at Lambeau Field. The Packers are now 8-4 after earning their fourth consecutive victory. With four to go they’re just two games behind the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings. “It wasn’t pretty out there, but a win is a win,” said Packers wide receiver Donald Driver. “We had to get this one to stay ahead in the playoff race.” Green Bay dominated early with 17 points while holding Baltimore scoreless in the first half. The Ravens then came out in the third on a mission, scoring back to back touchdowns of their own. The fourth quarter was all Green Bay with another Mason Crosby field goal and Rodgers-Finley pass connection for the final TD. Baltimore is now .500 and desperate for a win next Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Head coach John Harbaugh would like his team to remain positive, saying “we’ve got plenty to be encouraged about. We’re in a tight race for the wild card, we are every bit in it. Everybody, they’ll say what they’ll say. It’s a week-to-week proposition in this league.” The Packers will matchup with the Chicago Bears Sunday, December 13th at 1:00 PM. Green Bay Packers tickets are available now right here at AceTicket.com!

Drew Brees Leads Saints to Monday Night Victory

Posted by Ace Staff on November 25th, 2008

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is on pace to break Dan Marino’s single-season passing yards record. Brees has already thrown for 3,574 yards, and has 5 more games to reach Marino’s record of 5,084. His big night on Monday brought him even closer. Brees was 20-26 with 323 passing yards and four touchdowns. The New Orleans dominated the Green Bay Packers 51- 29, including a Saint’ franchise record 54th touchdown by veteran running back Deuce McAllister. New Orleans Saints Tickets and Green Bay Packers Tickets are available for every game this season.

Is Brett Favre Un-Retired?

Posted by Ace Staff on July 10th, 2008

According to reports from former Sports Illustrated writer, Peter King, it’s expected that sometime over the next week Brett Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, will send a letter to the Green Bay Packers stating that his client (Favre) wishes to be taken off of the NFL’s reserved/retired list effective immediately. If this is true, this could only mean one thing, Favre is seriously considering coming out of retirement to play another season in the NFL. The now 38-year old had decided to call it quits after a brilliant 2007-2008 season that ended with a very tough loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game. In a voice message to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in March Favre said, “I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired.” Having had four months of rest, it seems like Favre is rejuvenated and ready to go again but with these rumors arising, so has some controversy from within the Packers front office. Anyone who has followed NFL football over the past 15 years knows just how dominant Favre could be in a game. He was one of the best QB’s when it came down to taking over during crunch time and leading the ‘Pack’ down the field for a late score. When he decided to retire earlier this year, the Packers thanked him for his services but made it very clear that the organization felt it was ready to hand the QB reigns over to youngster Aaron Rodgers. An entire generation of Packers fans knows nothing but Brett Favre as their QB, so these rumors of a return, on the surface, appear to be too good to be true. The only problem with these loyal Packers fans is that they may also not want to admit that Favre is well past his prime, not nearly as quick in the pocket as he used to be and has lost some power in his throwing arm over the years. All of these realizations add up to the conclusion that it may not be in the Packers best interest to keep Favre on their roster if he decided to return. If you play the devils advocate on Green Bay’s dilemma, there are not a whole lot of positives that could come out of a comeback. Best case scenario: Favre returns to Green Bay, Rodgers gracefully bows to the side for the veteran and he leads the Packers to another Super Bowl title and can officially retire on top. Odds of that happening, slim to none, but the cheese heads can dream. Worst case scenario: Favre comes out of retirement and the Packers hand him the starting job after Rodgers had been running the show all off-season. Rodgers requests a trade and is dealt away for a “rental” wide receiver to try and help Favre’s offensive numbers but it’s useless because the 38-year old going on 50 just doesn’t have it anymore and the Pack finish the season below .500 not even qualifying for the playoffs. A few scenarios that very well could happen: 1) Favre announces he is coming out of retirement but the Packers front office makes it very clear that Rodgers is their guy and that if Favre wants to play for the Packers he will have to earn back his starting role by beating out the youngster in mini camp and the pre-season. 2) Favre makes it clear that he just wants to play and after the Packers tell him that he is not in the organizations future plans he signs with another team that could use a veteran to mentor some younger players and also sell tickets. These markets include Minnesota and Chicago. A few scenarios that probably won’t happen, but would make the most sense if they did: 1) Doug Flutie calls up Favre and tells him that being a back-up isn’t so bad and Favre decides that he wants to stay in Green Bay and help Rodgers fill his shoes. 2) Farve stays retired not putting about his brilliant career in jeopardy. The one scenario that will never happen but if it does, I told you so: Farve calls up Bill Belichick and Tom Brady asking if he can sign with the Patriots to be the “starter”. Two snaps take place in Week 1 before Favre changes a play at the line for a QB sweep. After about a six yard gain, he is crushed along the sideline, having to come out of the game with a “season ending injury” forcing Brady to take over. Brady then goes on to lead the Patriots to another Super Bowl and Favre gets a ring to go out on top with. Hey, ya never know! One thing that we do know is that Favre seems to be very serious about returning to Pro Football and if that’s the case, nothing will stand in his way.

Favre Packs It In, Retires From NFL

Posted by Ace Staff on March 4th, 2008

It’s not the first time we’ve heard retirement and Brett Favre’s named mentioned in the same sentence but it will be the last because the Green Bay legend is calling it quits after a brilliant 17-year NFL career. The fan favorite was always known for his passionate play, team leadership, and rocket of an arm. The Packers not only lose their veteran quarterback, but an amazing team player who would sacrifice his body day in and out to win.

“I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired,” Favre told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in a voice mail message.

This announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise to everyone around the NFL because Favre is coming off one of his better seasons. Over his career, Favre was a three-time league MVP, set the all-time NFL record for career TD passes and won a Super Bowl in 1997. He will one day be enshrined into the NFL Hall of Fame and always be remembered as a class act on and off the field. Last year, Favre surpassed Dan Marino’s record for most career touchdown passes and most yards passing. He also broke John Elway’s record for the most career victories by a starting quarterback. A look into his career stats, he retires with 5,377 career completions in 8,758 attempts for 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions.Favre also extended his quarterback-record streak of consecutive regular-season starts to 253 games last year, which illustrates his trademark toughness. If you were to add the playoffs, his streak would stand at 275 consecutive games.

Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson thanked Favre for his 16 years of service and wonderful memories with the team.

“The Packers owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude,” Thompson said on yahoo.com. “The uniqueness of Brett Favre his personality, charisma and love of the game— undoubtedly will leave him as one of the enduring figures in NFL history.”Thanks for the memories Brett. The NFL and all its fans will miss you.