Favre Down, Defense Up in Packers’ Win Over Washington
Oct. 20, 2002 – The Packers lose quarterback Brett Favre to a knee injury, and the defense responds by clamping down on the Redskins in Green Bay’s 30-9 victory over Washington at Lambeau Field. Favre is injured on a sack by linebacker LaVar Arrington early in the third quarter. “I know it’s kind of like the President gets shot here,” Packers coach Mike Sherman says. “My stomach dropped, obviously. Brett means so much to us.” Doug Pederson fills in for Favre and Green Bay’s defense surrenders just 67 yards on 22 plays after No. 4 exits the game. “The defense went up to Brett and said, ‘Don’t worry about it. We’re going to win this for you,’” Sherman says.