Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers II, Week Three
Welcome friends to Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers, the series that never fails to spark friendly debate.
Last week Brett Favre got even with Rodgers after a career day in terms of passing percentage. For the most part you guys seemed to agree with me, but, like always, both quarterbacks were pretty even.
Well, let's recap this wild week three.
Minnesota Vikings 27
San Francisco 49ers 24
Brett Favre: 24-for-46, 301 yards, 2 TDs 1 INT
The Good: Talk about a home debut for Brett Favre. From the first snap he was dissecting the 49ers blitz and made them pay on an early 30-yard touchdown pass. Once the 49ers realized that Favre would not be fazed by their blitz, things got tough for the gunslinger.
Favre was pretty accurate most of the game, there were a few overthrown passes that would have made winning this game a lot easier.
If you were awake on Sunday, you know what Favre did at the end of this game. Dodging a sack and firing a bomb 32 yards into the back of the endzone for the game-winning touchdown.
Brett Favre is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the entire NFL. He has an almost unprecedented combination of pocket mobility, arm strength and a long history of NFL experience.
The Bad: As I stated above, Favre was a little inaccurate today. His completion percentage took a huge drop off from 85 percent to 52 percent. The Vikings coaches let him loose once they realized the 49ers had Adrian Peterson in check.
Favre's interception was yet another tipped ball by his wide receiver. However, Favre should have been picked off twice earlier in the game. He was lucky that the 49ers secondary dropped sure picks.
Green Bay Packers 36
St. Louis Rams 17
Aaron Rodgers: 13-for-23, 269 yards, 2 TDs, 1 rushing TD
The Good: Rodgers did more with 13 completions than most quarterbacks can do with twenty. He was very accurate with his deep ball today. Torching the Rams secondary on a number of occasions.
As he has been doing all season, Rodgers was running for dear life, but this time he made plays outside of the pocket. He was a very effective runner today, something that he has yet to do in the previous two games.
Rodgers' touchdown pass to Donald Driver was an impressive scramble to his left side, then a laser 21 yards downfield.
The Bad: There are no more questions surrounding Aaron Rodgers' arm anymore. Not that there ever should have been. The only thing Rodgers must now do is learn to make better decisions. While he had a great day on the stat line, if not for a few blown coverages, his stats would look much more mediocre.
Rodgers has yet to throw an interception all season, he is one of three starting quarterbacks who can boast such a stat. The others being Kyle Orton and Marc Bulger.
This week I faced a very tough choice. Both quarterbacks were extremely accurate and pulled their team to victory. So what separates them this week?
Look no further than Brett Favre's game-winning drive. In the history of the NFL, has a 39 year old quarterback ever gone 80 yards downfield in 90 seconds with zero timeouts to win the football game? Not to mention make one of the most spectacular plays in recent memory.
Brett Favre continues to silence his critics as he takes a surprising 2-1 lead on Aaron Rodgers.
Next Monday, we will be treated to one of the most anticipated regular season games in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will travel to Minnesota to take on Favre's Vikings. For the first time in Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers history, the two quarterbacks will face off head to head. The outcome will almost certainly determine the winner of week four.
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