Packers rewind -- 20 years since memorable Monday night game

NOW: Packers rewind -- 20 years since memorable Monday night game

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- This season marks 20 years since the Packers and Raiders played one of the most memorable games in Monday Night Football history.

It happened on Dec. 22, 2003. Brett Favre's father Irvin died of a heart attack the night before the game. The legendary Packers quarterback decided to play and would deliver one of his best performances ever. Four touchdown passes, 311 yards passing in the first half on the way to a lopsided victory against Oakland. Favre would later say that he knew his Dad would have wanted him to play.

Other than the touchdown passes, there were many iconic moments during the game. Favre's teammates hugging him, his wide receivers making spectacular plays, and Favre's wife Deanna by his side after the game, showing him the love and support he needed.

While the Monday night matchup in 2023 might not have the drama of the 2003 game, it is another chapter in the story of two historic NFL franchises.

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