Play of the Game: Favre's second INT

The Green Bay Packers were massacred at Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. One play more than any other started the Eagles on their way to the surprisingly easy victory.

The Packers trailed just 7-0 in the final minutes of the first quarter. Their defense forced a three-and-out and the Packers wound up with the ball at midfield after an 11-yard punt return by Antonio Chatman.

Chatman weighed in on the drive again, fighting his way through a defensive holding penalty to pick up 19 yards on a third-and-6 play. The next play, a screen pass to Ahman Green, was beautifully executed for 17 more yards to the Eagles' 10-yard line on the final play of the first quarter.

A false-start penalty called on Bubba Franks but actually on Mark Tauscher set back the Packers 5 yards. Favre then threw his second interception of the game. It looked like the Packers were trying to execute a stop-fade route to Donald Driver, in which Driver heads to the back corner of the end zone as if on a fade route, only to abruptly stop near the goal line. The goal of the play is for the defensive back to continue running in anticipation of the deeper pass, which would leave the receiver open. Instead, defensive back Sheldon Brown never took his eyes off Brett Favre and stepped in front of Driver for a juggling interception.

"I've thrown a hell of a lot of interceptions in my day," Favre said. "I've thrown some that were my fault and some that were tipped. Every once in a while a defensive guy makes a good play. I tried a back-shoulder throw and he made a good play."

From there, the rout was on. The Eagles drove 93 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing possession, then scored touchdowns on their final three drives of the first half to take an overwhelming 35-0 lead.


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