Jets Prepare for Favre

As the Jets prepare for the 12-3 Packers, they search for ways to stop one of the game's best, QB Brett Favre.

"He is always alive," said head coach Herm Edwards. "You seem to have him contained and he breaks out of the pocket and throws one of those sling shots across the field and makes a play. You can sack him and knock him down, but he just gets up and continues to play. He is just such a competitive guy."


Throughout the season, offensive coordinator Paul Hackett has collected clips of Favre and showed them to Chad Pennington as a teaching guide. Hackett wanted Pennington to see the thought process of a great quarterback in certain game situations.


Guard Matt Knutson was signed off of the Jets practice squad by the New England Patriots this week, so to replace him, The Jets signed guard Brandon Moore to the practice squad. Moore, a 6-3, 295-pound guard out of Illinois was originally signed by the Jets in April as a rookie free agent, before being cut at the end of the preseason.


Aside from a few bumps and bruises, the Jets will head into the season finale with no serious injuries. LaMont Jordan was banged up at the end of the Patriots game, but is fine and expected to play on Sunday.


Curtis Martin went over 1,000 yards rushing in last week's Patriots game, and is now just the second player in NFL history to get 1,000 yards in each of his first eight seasons. The other player, of course, is Barry Sanders, who had 1,000 in each of his 10 NFL seasons.


Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham had 1.5 sacks against New England last week to give him 10 on the season. He is third in the AFC in sacks by a defensive end, and has put together a solid season after the slow start due to injury.


Edwards spoke to Santana Moss this week concerning his taunting penalty against New England. Moss has a habit of spinning the football after a big play, and Edwards said he told the talented wideout not to exhibit that behavior on the field.

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