NFL News of November 28, 2003

Brett Favre‘s risk-taking style has helped him win three N.F.L. most-valuable-player awards and plenty of games for Green Bay. It also cost the Packers a victory on Thursday.

Favre threw three interceptions and lost a fumble, and the Detroit Lions relied on Jason Hanson‘s five field goals for a 22-14 victory, dealing the Packers’ playoff hopes a blow.

”I guessed wrong a couple times and I was just off a couple times,” Favre said. ”That’s going to happen in this league. They just made the plays.”

Dre’ Bly made the most of Favre’s mistakes, intercepting two passes to negate scoring opportunities for Green Bay. Bly also forced a Javon Walker fumble, setting up Hanson’s go-ahead 49-yard field goal to make it 16-14 early in the fourth quarter.

The Lions (4-8) surpassed their victory totals from each of the past two seasons and extended their home winning streak to three games. ”I’m glad we had an opportunity to showcase our abilities in front of the world,” Bly said.

—The New York Times “Lions Take Advantage of Favre’s Mistakes”

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