Brett Favre and the Packers’ Amazing Comeback

by Jeremiah Starlin, age 9

The year was 1997 and the Packers had not been to the Superbowl in 29 years. Brett Favre was the young quarterback who changed that.

Brett Favre was a small-town boy from Kiln, Mississippi. He had a rifle arm and the ability to turn nothing into something.

Favre’s talent helped his team win Superbowl XXXI against the New England Patriots. On Green Bay’s second offensive play, Favre saw something in the Patriots’ defensive line that he could take advantage of. He caught the snap and threw the ball to Andre Rison, who scored a 54-yard touchdown.

Even after this amazing play, the Packers had to fight to win the game. The Patriots’ Drew Bledsoe was also a good quarterback. He helped his team make two quick touchdowns. The Packers were now losing 14-10.

But then Favre passed the ball to Antonio Freeman and scored a Superbowl-record 81-yard touchdown. Favre helped his team maintain this momentum for the rest of the game, leading them to two more touchdowns. The Packers finally won at a score of 35-21.

Before Brett Favre the Packers struggled to win games. He helped them win Superbowl XXXI and regain their place as one of the best teams in the NFL.

[Source: Super Bowl Heroes ]

Regain the Packers place he did! Brett Favre has been an inspiration of mine for many years now. Thank you for bringing his legacy back! Very well-written, too! – Nancy Garduno , Madison, WI (2014-06-07 10:58)
You did a great job narrating the game and making it sound as interesting as it was when it actually happened! – Rebekah S. , McFarland HS (2014-07-08 15:46)
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