GREEN BAY, Wis. — For the second time in less than a month, Brett Favre sliced up his former team and stuck it to the franchise that cast him aside as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 38-26 at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
If walking out to waves of loud jeers from his former fans threw Favre off his game, it didn’t last long. Despite being jeered repeatedly by Packers fans who once cheered his every move, Favre completed 17-of-28 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns. The Vikings (7-1) took a firm hold on the NFC North standings.
Rookie receiver Percy Harvin caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and had five returns for 175 yards.
The Vikings’ defence roughed up Favre’s successor, Aaron Rodgers, sacking him six times.
Favre left the field surrounded by cameras, pumping his fist to a mix of cheers and boos as he jogged down the tunnel. He hugged cornerback Al Harris, Driver and Jennings.
Despite the final score, it was an awkward homecoming for Favre, whose high-profile standoff with the front office split the loyalties of Packers fans last summer.
Rams 17 at Lions 10
Steven Jackson’s 25-yard touchdown run with 1:38 left snapped the Rams’17-game losing streak.
49ers 14 at Colts 18
The Colts won their 16th straight regular-season game, the equivalent of an undefeated season, and Jim Caldwell became the first rookie coach since the NFL merger to open his career with seven consecutive wins.
Broncos 7 at Ravens 30
Rookie Lardarius Webb returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and the Ravens ended a three-game losing streak with a surprisingly easy victory.
Jaguars 13 at Titans 30
Chris Johnson set a franchise record by rushing for 228 yards, and the Titans (1-6) won their first game of the season.
Raiders 16 at Chargers 24
LaDainian Tomlinson scored twice and the Chargers took their 13th straight victory against the Raiders.
Panthers 34 at
Jake Delhomme threw a 50-yard touchdown pass before leaving with a chest injury and Jonathan Stewart ran for two scores.
Giants 17 at Eagles 40
Donovan McNabb threw three touchdown passes and DeSean Jackson had another big TD catch for the Eagles.
Seahawks 17 at
Miles Austin caught a touchdown pass for the third straight game and Patrick Crayton returned a punt for a score for the second consecutive week, sending Dallas into a share of first place in the NFC East.
Dolphins 30 at Jets 25
Ted Ginn Jr. had two long kickoff returns for touchdowns in the third quarter and Miami (3-4) swept regular-season series.
Texans 31 at Bills 10
Ryan Moats scored three touchdowns on consecutive fourth-quarter drives to help the Texans (5-3) win their third straight game for their best start in franchise history.
Browns 6 at Bears 30
Jay Cutler threw for 225 yards, Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns and the Bears (4-3) easily beat the bumbling Browns (1-7).