Packers becoming a dual threat

Updated: November 13, 2007, 4:57 PM ET
By Ken Moll
The feel good story of this season is the 8-1 Green Bay Packers and how well the ageless Brett Favre is performing. Many left him for dead after his 2005 season when he threw a league-high 29 interceptions and the Packers fell to a dismal 4-12. But, Favre has turned his play around this season and has thrown 16 touchdowns to only eight interceptions and the Packers have separated themselves from the rest of the NFC North.

Ryan Grant
Brett Favre
Most experts, coaches and Favre himself have pointed to the fact that the Packers aren't effective moving the chains on the ground. Winning games is the ultimate goal, but all who follow football realize that for Green Bay to take it to the next level they needed to develop a ground attack. During the bye week it appears that head coach Mike McCarthy and his staff put extra emphasis on the running game and turned the reins over to a young inexperienced back named Ryan Grant.