Favre will forge ahead

From quarterbacks to cornerbacks, top athletes learn to put their bad plays – and bad days – behind them quickly. In that case, Brett Favre has forgotten about Sunday already. Favre suffered through one of the worst days of his career in the Packers' 30-25 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Favre said putting it behind him is just another part of the job.<p>

"There's a lot of games left," Favre said. "A lot of our players didn't realize Oakland lost four in a row last year. We have 15 left. We can play like we did in the first half or play like we did in the second half."

Favre was 25-of-41 for 248 yards and a touchdown plus the killer stat – four interceptions.

"I was ready to play and I think our team was ready to play," Favre said. For whatever reason, it wasn't our type of performance, obviously.

The loss was only the third 4-interception regular-season game of his career. The last one was vs. the Bucs last November, and the first time came in 1999 when the Mike Holmgren returned to Lambeau Field as the coach of the Seattle Seahawks. That would rattle just about anybody.

Favre also had a 6-pick game at St. Louis in the playoffs following the 2001 season.

There's a nugget of good news buried in those not-so-cheerful stats: Favre's 4-interception game last year was followed by a three-game winning streak in which he threw five touchdowns and just two picks.

In Favre's 178 career games, he's thrown 3 or more interceptions in just 16 of them. Of those 16 occasions, only twice has Favre failed to improve his pick total the following week. And 13 times Favre has followed bad days with 3 or more interceptions with a win the following week.

"As upset as I am and this team is ... we can play the rest of the season like we did in the second half," Favre said.

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