GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A pair of interceptions in less than four minutes of game time have given the Green Bay Packers a double-digit lead over the Minnesota Vikings here at a suddenly raucous Lambeau Field.
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has thrown two bad passes under pressure. His wild pass toward receiver Bernard Berrian, with linebacker Brad Jones clinging to his left ankle, was intercepted by linebacker A.J. Hawk at midfield and led to an eventual 14-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings.
The second interception came just as Packers defensive lineman C.J. Wilson drilled him to the ground. On the slow-developing play, receiver Randy Moss spun away from linebacker Desmond Bishop. Favre didn't look like he expected the spin and threw the ball into the hands of Bishop, who returned it 32 yards for at touchdown to give the Packers a 28-17 lead.
Both plays were reminiscent of Favre's pressure-induced collapse in the 2009 NFC Championship Game. We'll soon see if they provided a critical turning point in this game as well.