Favre -- yes, Favre -- aided Packers' run

QB's trade in 2008 set in motion events that brought Matthews to Green Bay

Originally Published: February 4, 2011
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Here is yet another sign of Brett Favre's vast powers: Even while he was playing with the Jets and then the Vikings, he still helped put the Packers back in the Super Bowl.

Please follow along: Back in 2008, the Packers traded Favre to the Jets for a conditional fourth-round pick that turned out to be a third-round pick.

The Packers then traded that third-round pick, along with their second- and third-round picks, to New England for the Patriots' first-round ...

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