Explaining the fateful interception

Brett Favre spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday since Green Bay's season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Divisional playoff game on Jan. 11. The quarterback threw an interception in overtime that led to a Philadelphia victory over the Packers.<p>

Favre told reporters at the Super Bowl in Houston that the Eagles called "the perfect blitz for the play we had called." Favre's deep pass was easily intercepted by safety Brian Dawkins on the Packers' first play of overtime. Philadelphia went on to kick a game-winning field goal.

"To say there was a miscommunication between (intended receiver) Javon (Walker) and me would be an understatement," Favre said. "He wasn't wrong, and in some ways, I wasn't wrong. I've thrown that pass numerous times when he jumps up and catches it in traffic. I knew I had to get rid of it.

"You say, ‘Throw it away' or something like that, but in 3 seconds, you don't have much time to make a decision. I made a decision and I'll live with it. It shouldn't have come down to that, to be honest with you."

Favre quickly left the Packers' locker room after the game and skipped his usual post-game press conference with the media. He also declined to speak with reporters the following day in Green Bay as he packed and headed to his off-season home in Hattiesburg, Miss.

"I felt like at the time, I didn't have a lot of good things to say. I didn't have a lot to say, period," Favre said. "There was a point in the game where I thought, ‘This is it.' That's what's so tough about it. ... Up until the time they kicked that field goal, I expected to beat them."

Favre was named the Snickers Hungriest Player of the Year in honor of his outstanding performance in the Packers' win over the Oakland Raiders on December 22, the final Monday Night game of the season. The award recognizes the season's most outstanding performance on a Monday Night Football game.

Favre received nearly 20,000 votes from fans who made their selection on Snickers.com, clearly putting him ahead of Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning. In all, 22 players won Snickers Hungriest Player of the Week honors this season as selected by the Monday Night Football broadcast team.

"Brett's selection certainly comes as no surprise considering many have called his game that night the greatest individual performance in the history of Monday Night Football," said Jeffrey Moran, Snickers Communications spokesperson. "The Snickers Hungriest Player honors the player with the most grit, determination and will to succeed...the player who is hungriest to win, and no one fits that description more than Brett Favre."

Favre produced one of the greatest performances of his 13-year career in the Packers' 41-7 win over the Raiders in Week 16. In a game crucial to the Packers' playoff hopes and on the heels of a personal tragedy, he completed 22 of 30 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns. All four TDs came in the first half when he passed for a personal-best 311 yards. His four TDs on the night moved him past Fran Tarkenton on the all-time touchdown list trailing only Dan Marino.

In addition, the game marked his 205th consecutive start, a NFL record for quarterbacks.

Favre also told reporters at the press conference that he has every intention to play again for the Packers next season.

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