Brett Favre Tells Julius Peppers to ‘Go Beat the Packers’
If Brett Favre tries to pull the “no hard feelings” card when talking about the Packers a few years down the road, don’t believe him. There are times when it seems the guy wants Green Bay to lose as badly as he wants to win. After all, he did make it a point to join their biggest rival after he retired several times.
Now, Favre is wishing Packers opponents well. After a game in which he left with a concussion and watched his Vikings get demolished by the Bears, Old Man Brett talked to Julius Peppers. Among the things he told the defensive end was, “go beat the Packers in a couple weeks.” They also exchanged compliments in case it turns out to be Brett’s last game and all that boring stuff, but talk about sour grapes.
When they beat Minnesota, the Bears clinched the NFC North title. The Vikings are completely out of the playoff race now with a 5-9 record, but the Packers remain on the bubble at 8-6. It would be one thing if a Green Bay loss benefited the Vikings in some way, but that isn’t the case at all. Favre simply wants the town that showed him 16 years of unconditioned commitment to suffer at all cost.