Favre: Packers still best in NFC North, ‘need to play like it’

Brett Favre sees no reason to give up on the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers’ former quarterback doesn’t think the team’s 4-4 record or two-game losing streak or three losses in their last four games are cause for panic — even after last Sunday’s stunning, 31-26 defeat against the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field.

‘Four quarters of football, they were outplayed by the Colts’

“I just felt like, four quarters of football, they were outplayed by the Colts,” Favre told Bruce Murray during his regular spot on the SiriusXM Blitz. “And there were times where the Packers were virtually unstoppable. Then there were other times when there was three-and-outs, three-and-outs, three-and-outs, and they got it in gear a little bit too late.

“Mike (McCarthy), Aaron (Rodgers) being the leader, rather than talk about it afterwards, we’ve got to figure out a way to be excited about playing. Because bottom line, even after this loss, they’re no different than they were before. They’ve got just as good a chance and probably will win … their division. It’s a tossup. No one gained any ground on anyone. So they’re still the best team, in my opinion, and they need to play like it.

‘Can’t fault the offense as much as defense and special teams’

“But play four quarters rather than a quarter here, a few minutes in this quarter or whatever. Because they have the talent. They put up a lot of points. I can’t really fault the offense as much as I can the defense and special teams, but that’s collectively.

“That’s why I call it a team. And they just have to figure it out before rather than after.”

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