Packers game notes

Green's streak broken; injury update; Favre moves up NFL ironman list

Running back Ahman Green was held to 55 yards on 22 carries by the league's top rush defense Sunday, ending a three-game run for Green in which he rushed for at least 100 yards.

The Packers finished with a season-low 47 yards rushing. Running back Noah Herron had two carries for minus-6 yards, and Brett Favre, who was not sacked by the Vikings, took a knee twice at the end of the game while the Packers were in a victory formation for a total of minus-2 yards.

Injury update
-- RT Mark Tauscher suffered a right leg injury in the third quarter Sunday and didn't return. Rookie Tony Moll replaced Tauscher for the remainder of the game. The severity of Tauscher's injury wasn't known after the game.

-- WR Shaun Bodiford suffered an injury to his right shin returning the game-opening kickoff and was on crutches after the game.

-- CB Charles Woodson managed to play the entire game despite having a lingering bruised left knee. Woodson didn't practice most of the week. After playing strictly on defense in the previous game for precautionary reasons, Woodson was back on punt returns Sunday, in part because Bodiford was out early, and averaged 7.2 yards in six chances.

-- RB Vernand Morency was sidelined for the second straight game because of a lower back injury. The backup will likely be questionable to play next Sunday against New England.

-- FB Brandon Miree also was out for the second straight game, due to a hyperextended left elbow. The starter figures to be a question mark for the upcoming game. Veteran William Henderson, whom Miree overtook for the starting job early in the season, has been a capable fill-in in Miree's absence. Henderson tied receiver Donald Driver for game-high honors with six catches Sunday.

Extra points
-- QB Brett Favre made his 230th consecutive regular-season start, moving ahead of former Houston/Tennessee offensive lineman Bruce Matthews for third place on the NFL's ironman list. Only Jim Marshall (270) and Mick Tingelhoff (240), both of whom played for Minnesota, are ahead of Favre.

-- WLB A.J. Hawk was a defensive standout against the Vikings. This year's first-round draft pick had a game-high 13 tackles, a season-high 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Hawk has four sacks this season and leads the team with 86 tackles.

-- DE Aaron Kampman didn't have a sack for the first time in six games. Kampman still leads the league with 9.5 sacks.

Favre's final game in Metrodome?
Quarterback Brett Favre took a moment after Green Bay's win over the Vikings to meet with 'Ragnar' the Minnesota Vikings mascot portrayed by Joe Juranitch. Juranitch said that Favre told him in case he didn't make the next trip to Minneaspolis, 'he wanted to let me know that its been fun.'


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