Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Hopefully now we can just play football.
The crowd at Lambeau Field gave Brett Favre a pretty loud reception when he jogged off the field after pregame warm-ups, flanked by two team security guards. The same thing happened when he returned to the field for the kickoff, and when he jogged onto the field for Minnesota’s first series. There were far more boos than cheers on each occasion, but I wouldn’t characterize any of it as excessive.
(Aaron Rodgers got a thunderous ovation during pregame introductions, by the way.)
Both teams punted after their first possessions, and now we’ve settled into a regular, intense, division rivalry game. We’ll begin covering it that way, starting … now.