My boy Brett Favre returned to Green Bay over the weekend to face the Packers for the second time this season. Favre came onto the field with mixed emotions ranging from a standing ovation to extremely loud boo's from the Packer faithful. Brett Favre won his 98th game at Lambeau Field in his career, but this was his first win at Lambeau coming from the visiting locker room. An emotional day for many ended with a Vikings victory, making Favre 2-0 against the Packers this year and giving Minnesota a 7-1 overall record going into the bye week and three game lead in the division.
By The Numbers
Brett went 17 for 28 with 244 yards and 4 touchdown passes, the 17th time he's thrown four or more touchdown passes in a single game during his career. Favre also had his second game with no interceptions against the Packers this season, ending with a QB rating of 128.6. In both games, Favre has totaled, 41-59 COMP, 515 YDS, 7 TD, 0 INT and a QB rating of 135.9.
The schedule for the Vikings doesn't get any tougher as they face off against weak division opponents and face only one first place team in the Bengals the rest of the way through. Adrian Peterson is still an amazing running back that get torch a defense in the trenches, as well as on screens and other dump offs to the flats. The young receiving corps that Favre has around him in Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian have been absolutely incredible for the journeyman and even tight end, Visanthe Siancoe is getting into the end zone. Let's not forget the friendly wager we had earlier when I said that Favre would bring the Vikings to the playoffs. I can taste it already.
Thanks to Bjorn Hanson for the photo of Brett Favre against the Packers.