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Monday, September 22, 2008
Bills lineman still awed by Favre


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Nobody has owned Monday night like Brett Favre has.

The New York Jets quarterback, who will face the San Diego Chargers tonight, is second to Dan Marino on several Monday night charts. But don't tell Langston Walker that anyone ever had recorded a more inspirational performance than Favre has.

Walker, the Buffalo Bills' right tackle, played for the Oakland Raiders the night Favre turned in one of the NFL's most memorable games.

Favre left the world slack-jawed in December 2003, when he threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns the night after his father passed away. His Green Bay Packers beat the Raiders, 41-7.

Favre already had amassed 311 yards and four touchdowns by halftime.

"He murdered us," Walker said. "I played guard that game, and it was just to the point where we'd want to get off the field just to watch him. He was making every throw. He was just a man possessed.

"It was a real unfortunate situation that it happened after his father died, but it just shows the type of resolve and the type of character he has. Everybody congratulated him after the game. He played his [butt] off."