Brett Favre was in a position he knew all too well. The Packers were facing a fourth quarter deficit, but had possession of the ball in position to win. Favre, as gritty a quarterback as they come, pulled his team out of danger 35 other times. But Leonard Little and the rest of the Rams defense refused to be victim No. 36.
The Packers got the ball one last time with 2:46 left on the clock. Favre drove his team down to the Rams 11-yard line with 44 seconds remaining. That is when Little and Co. decided enough was enough. Little, who had been quiet most of the game, pressured Favre before stripping the ball away. Rams defensive back Jerametrius Butler recovered the fumble and St. Louis held on for a 23-20 win.
St. Louis did pretty well against Favre holding the gun-slinger to 220 yards passing and just one score – a fourth quarter pass to Greg Jennings that cut the Rams lead to three.
Marc Bulger extended his interception-less streak to 214 attempts. He finished the game 18-of-28 for 220 yards with two touchdowns. Bulger’s streak almost came to an end three times in the game. Linebacker A.J. Hawk and cornerback Charles Woodson both dropped potential interceptions. But it was Al Harris who had the best opportunity of all. Harris dropped an errant Bulger pass that hit him square between the numbers and would have easily been returned for a Packers score.
The Rams improved to 4-1 including three in a row.
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