Time to change "so-so" streak in Silver

GREEN BAY – The Pontiac Silverdome seems to bring the worst out in Packers quarterback Brett Favre.<p> The indoor home of the Detroit Lions has been a personal house of horrors for Favre, who is 1-7 in the last eight regular season games at there, and 3-7 overall during his career.<p> "It's that Detroit and Minnesota, if you close your eyes, it's the same place," Favre said.

"No matter what are record is, we have not been able to win there," Favre said. "This is a tough situation for us because it is such a difficult place to play."

Favre had success early under the dome. He won his first start there in 1992, throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions. In the last week of the 1993 season, he threw four interceptions against the Lions, which secured the NFC Central Division championship for Detroit. But a week later in the playoffs, he stunned the Lions in one of the most dramatic come-from-behind Packer wins in the Brett Favre era. Down 24-21 with less than a minute left, Favre heaved a 40-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe for a 28-24 win.

The Lions have made him pay for that throw ever since. Favre is 1-6 at the Silverdome since that game, winning only in 1996 – the season the Packers won the Super Bowl.

Last year the Lions turned three Favre turnovers into points, led 24-6 at half, and held on to win 31-24. Favre completed 27 of 48 passes for 293 yards, but threw three interceptions. He was picked off twice in the fourth quarter trying to tie the game.

Favre himself chalks up the losses to several factors: Inability to handle the noise, lack of a running game, and an ineffective passing attack.

"The biggest thing is that we haven't run well at all," he said. "And we the passing game has been in disarray. When the run doesn't work, you're forced to throw, and that's never good anywhere."

Favre has thrown three or more interceptions at Detroit five times. In his career, he has thrown 16 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his 10 games there. Since winning in 1996, Favre is 0-4 at Detroit. He has thrown 10 interceptions in those games, and five touchdowns.


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