Throughout Brad Childress’ entire tenure as head coach and throughout QB Brett Favre’s time with the Vikings, a team-first mentality has superseded any thoughts of individual accomplishment. And that’s why Sunday’s 38-26 victory over the Packers was so gratifying for Childress, Favre and the rest of the team – the win improves them to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the NFC North.
But given Favre’s history with Green Bay and the hype that mounted prior to both matchups this season, it’s hard to ignore the battle that existed within the Vikings-Packers war. And it’s safe to say that Vikings fans are equally excited that Favre played well on an individual level in his 2 games against the Packers as they are that the Vikings won both games.
Favre never acknowledged a desire to prove himself to anyone by playing well against his former team; he was focused on the war. But those of us observing certainly considered the subplot of Favre playing his former team; we kept 1 eye on the war and another on the battle.
And Favre won the battle, too. In 2 games against his former team, Favre is 41 of 59 (69.4%) for 515 yards with 7 TDs, 0 INTs and 0 sacks. That gives Favre a passer rating against the Packers of 135.9.
And, more importantly, it’s led to a 2-0 record.
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