Favre Versus Rodgers: Week 11

Doug DwyerContributor INovember 24, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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By my count, through week 10, Brett Favre leads the head to head QB competition 6-4.  Aaron Rodgers got my nod last week due the Packers big win over the NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys.  This week, the Vikings hosted the Seattle Seahawks while the San Francisco 49ers went to Lambeau field. 


Aaron Rodgers 32/45 for 344 yards and 2 TDs 0 INTs


The Packers came out and drove the ball up and down the field against the 49ers.  The Packers built a 23-3 halftime lead behind over 300 yards of offense.   Aaron Rodgers was hot and moved around the pocket well avoiding the rush most of the day.  Aaron was sacked twice and had an intentional grounding call.  Rodgers hit 8 different receivers as he racked up 344 yards.  The Packers slowed down a bit in the second half only scoring on a turn over courtesy of a Nick Collins interception. 


Aaron Rodgers routinely connected with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings on a handful of quick throws that exploited the tight coverage the 49ers used on the outside.  Jermichael Finley was welcomed back from injury by catching 7 passes.  Ryan Grant helped keep some of the pressure off Aaron by rushing for 129 yards.  Clearly, Aaron was star of the show leading the aerial attack that gave the Packers the 30-24 victory.


Brett Favre 22/25 for 213 yards 4 TDs 0 INTs


The Vikings and the Seahawks went into the 2nd quarter of the game tied 0-0.  Brett was completing short passes and the Seattle played the run tough.  However, in that second quarter, Favre’s passing overwhelmed the defense.  Brett threw for three touchdowns in that quarter; one each to Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, and Vishante Shiancoe. In the 3rd quarter, Brett added another touchdown pass, this time to Sidney Rice.  Brett Favre was replaced by backup Travaris Jackson with the Vikings leading 28-3 at the end of the third quarter.  Brett set a personal record and a Vikings record with his 88% completion rate.  He also set the NFL record for most 4 touchdown games in history.    The Vikings offense was helped out all day by a stifling defense that limited the Seahawks to 4 yards rushing. 


The Pick


Rodgers had a 108 QB rating with 344 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers recorded its second straight victory.  However, Favre had another record setting day compiling a sizzling 141.7 rating and got to sit out the entire fourth quarter.  Both quarterbacks are playing excellent, but Brett’s 4 touchdowns and record completion percent stood out  this week.  I give week 11 to Brett Favre.


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This gives Brett a 7-4 lead in the 2009 Favre vs. Rodgers series.  Both quarterbacks are having great years.  Rodgers is 4th in the league in passing yards and leads the league in QB rushing yards.  Favre leads the league in passer rating, is second in completion percent, and tied for second in touchdowns.  Brett has the Vikings in first place of the NFC North just behind the Saints for the best record in the NFC.  Meanwhile, Rodgers has the Packers in the middle of the wild card race.  Each team has six games left in the regular season.