Vikings QB Brett Favre has completed a lot of passes for a lot of yards and many touchdowns over his 19-year pro career. He is the NFL record holder in all 3 categories, in fact. And that has led to a lot of success for him and his teams (he’s also the NFL record holder in wins as a starting QB).
But Favre also holds the NFL record for career interceptions. So while his ability to find the right receivers in the right place at the right time have led to a record number of completions, yards, TDs and wins, his penchant for throwing INTs hasn’t allowed him to set a career record for passer rating.
Over the first 6 games of his Vikings career, however, Favre has had a different mode of operation. He’s been efficient, precise and judicial as the Vikings QB and that has led to a passer rating of 109.5 on the season, which is 23.6 points higher than his career passer rating.
Against Baltimore on Sunday, Favre was 21 of 29 for 278 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs, which gave him a passer rating of 136.9. Sunday’s effort was his 3rd consecutive game with a passer rating over 100, making him just the 4th QB in franchise history to accomplish such a feat. The all-time record for consecutive games with a 100+ passer rating is 4, set by Daunte Culpepper in 2004.
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