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Favre shows Packers he's still got it; Blackmon injures knee

Loyal fans wear jerseys that show they cheer for Favre whether he wears Packers or Vikings' colors. Photo by Stan Nerhaugen1 / 2
Favre fever was strong in Monday's Vikings-Packers game at the Metrodome. Photo by Stan Nerhaugen2 / 2

Whether he meant to or not, Brett Favre showed his old bosses in Green Bay that he's still got it.

Favre threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns last night, as his Minnesota Vikings beat the Packers 30-23 in another hard-fought border battle in Minneapolis.

The three-time MVP, who turns 40 on Saturday, had a solid passer rating of 135.3.

And he became the only NFL quarterback ever to beat all 32 teams in his career. Favre was not sacked, while his Packers' successor Aaron Rodgers was sacked eight times, once for a safety.

But Rodgers managed to throw for a career-high 384 yards, completing 26-37 with two touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble.

He really got hot in the fourth quarter, and he ended with a 110.6 passer rating - about 25 points below Favre's.

The Vikings took the lead for good just before halftime, when Adrian Peterson scored from a yard out to break a 14-14 tie.

Peterson ran for 55 yards on 25 carries, while Packers' running back Ryan Grant was held to 51 yards on 11 carries.

Clay Matthews stripped the ball from Peterson in the second quarter and ran it back 42 yards for a touchdown.

It was Minnesota's only turnover. The Vikings are 4-0 for the first time since 2003.

They have a one-game lead over Chicago and a two-game edge over Green Bay in the NFC North Division.

The Packers are 2-2, with the eighth-best record in the conference.

They're off next weekend, and will return Oct. 18 at home against Detroit.

Packers' corner Will Blackmon injured his left knee on a second-quarter kickoff return. Coach Mike McCarthy called it a sprain.

Left tackle Daryn Colledge left in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury. He'll have tests today.

Green Bay was penalized seven more times for 57 yards, giving them 30 penalties in four games.

The Vikings were not flagged until late in the fourth quarter. They had two penalties for 10 yards.

Jermichael Finley was the Packers' top receiver, with six catches for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Jordy Nelson caught Green Bay's other touchdown.

Bernard Berrian was Favre's top wideout, with six catches for 75 yards and a score.