GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre's faking ability made him a winner in his first NFL start.
Favre twice got Pittsburgh's star cornerback, Rod Woodson, to bite on a pump fake, and the second-year quarterback beat Woodson with touchdown pass plays of 76 yards to Sterling Sharpe and eight yards Robert Brooks as the Green Bay Packers beat the Steelers, 17-3, Sunday.
"The first one was just a play we put in this week where we knew Rod Woodson, who's a great football player, would bite on the underneath passing routes," Favre said.
"I pump-faked to Sterling and Sterling just went past him. It was nice to air one out. On the pass to Robert, we pump-faked the slant and went back to the corner. He (Woodson) bit and Robert got open."