1:00 PM ET, November 19, 2006
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre wasn't around to finish the game.Vinny Testaverde was.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
Green Bay's immediate concern is the injury to Brett Favre's throwing arm. Unfortunately for the Packers, the Patriots already had a 21-point lead when Favre (above) went down, getting sacked just before the half. The Packers' offensive line played like rookies facing talented veterans. The Patriots' defense stuffed the run game and harassed the quarterbacks, getting four sacks, four hurries and three batted balls and allowing only nine completions.
Just as he did in Minnesota, New England QB Tom Brady was a surgeon, hitting eight different receivers and throwing four touchdowns. Green Bay failed to pressure Brady as the Patriots' outstanding protection allowed Brady to shred the NFL's worst pass defense.
The Packers' 35-0 loss to the Patriots was the second-worst home shutout loss in their history. They lost 40-0 to the Lions at Lambeau Field in the opening game of the 1970 season. Following a 26-0 loss to the Bears on opening day, this marks the first time since joining the NFL in 1921 that the Packers lost a pair of shutouts at home in the same season.• For more Elias Says, Click here
With the Patriots missing three defensive backs because of injuries, wide receiver Troy Brown played at nickelback and was flagged for defensive holding near the end of the first half. The penalty was declined. ... Packers tight end David Martin injured his ribs, but McCarthy said x-rays were negative. ... Dillon hurt his arm on the touchdown run but returned later in the game.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||2.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||4:13||Daniel Graham 2 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 63 yds, 3:13
|TD||4:06||Corey Dillon 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 66 yds, 6:34
|TD||12:38||Reche Caldwell 54 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 71 yds, 2:19
|TD||14:17||Benjamin Watson 8 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 60 yds, 3:25
|TD||6:11||Laurence Maroney 19 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 23 yds, 1:32