Winning for the fourth time in the last five meetings here, Favre went 32-for-45 for 344 yards. Green Bay is 4-0 for the first time since 1998.
“He cares about the record, but it’s not the most important thing,” defensive end Aaron Kampman said. “He cares about winning. That’s when you know you have a special teammate.”
The Packers don’t really have a running game this season. Punter Jon Ryan had the longest carry in the first three quarters, a 7-yard dance on a called fake that made several Vikings miss and extended the opening drive of the second half.
Favre fired a 16-yard pass to a wide-open Ruvell Martin on third-and-11 and moved the Packers close enough for a 44-yard field goal by Mason Crosby, who went 3-for-3.
“We’re in a throw mode right now,” Favre said.
Minnesota can sure run the ball, thanks to Peterson, the rookie with the quick moves and the power to run right through the secondary. The Vikings have a stout defense, too, especially against the rush.
But for the second straight season, that’s not leading to success.
The Packers, led by Kampman, applied a strong, steady rush, but Holcomb didn’t show much poise in the pocket. He threw balls into the line, held onto others too long, and nearly had multiple interceptions.
“I’m so glad we won the game. There was so much emphasis on this record and not the game itself,” he said. “Everyone’s like, ’What are you going to do? Are you going to have a big celebration?’ Put yourself in my shoes. I want to help this team win. I do not want us to get blindsided by this record and what we’re actually here for.”
Notes: Vikings DE Ray Edwards bruised his hip in the fourth quarter and didn’t return, but X-rays were negative. ... Packers DBs Nick Collins (knee) and Al Harris (hand) were both injured, but they came back.
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