Favre Versus Rodgers: Week 12

Doug DwyerContributor INovember 29, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 29:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball under pressure from Israel Idonije #71 of the Chicago Bears on November 29, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre won Week 11, leading the QB comparison 7-4.  This week, Green Bay played on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions.  Four days later, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Chicago Bears



Aaron Rodgers 28/39 for 348 yards 3 TDs 0 INTs


The Lions got a big break when the opening kick off was fumbled by the Packers.  The Lions took that one and drove it into the end zone to go up early.  The game was close in the first half, 13-7, even though Green Bay dominated most of the play.  Green Bay was driving up and down the field on the arm of Aaron Rodgers.  However, in the first half the Packer had one touchdown, two field goals, and one missed field goal. 


Aaron held onto the ball a long time again, but without any pass rush from the Lions, he was able to capitalize on big plays.  Rodgers hit Donald Driver on a 68 yard pass in the first quarter.  The ball was in the air 75 yards and was right on the money.  The second half was a different story.  Rodgers got two more touchdown passes in the third quarter to blow the game open. 


Aaron completed passes to eight different receivers including seven to Driver.  Rogers was sacked once and lost one fumble, but most of the day, he just made it look easy feasting on Thanksgiving.  The Packers won handily 34-12


Brett Favre 32/48 for 392 yards 3 TDs 0 INTs


Favre set a Vikings franchise record by hitting five different receivers at least five times each. Favre took a seat on the bench in the fourth quarter, finishing 10 yards shy of his career-high for passing in a single game.  He missed some throws and was hit several times, though he was only sacked once.  But, Favre was able to throw into coverage and picked up 21 first downs passing. 


Brett tried several long throws before hitting Sidney Rice for a long one down the sideline.  He hit several more in the game.  The Vikings receivers made lots of plays on the ball helping to make big plays against the Bears.  Brett threw three touchdowns in the first half as Minnesota cruised to a 24-7 lead.  The Vikings amassed 537 total yards to the Bears' 126.  The Vikings dominated the game and the final score 36-10.


The Pick


This week is close to a toss up.  Both quarterbacks played very well and won divisional games.  Both quarterbacks made big plays and were helped out by great defensive efforts.  Both quarterbacks had 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.  Favre threw for 392 yards versus Rodgers' 358.  Brett had a 112.5 QB rating while Aaron had a sizzling 124.7.  Brett hit 67% of his passes while Aaron hit 72%.


This is a tough pick, so I’m going to give it to Brett Favre for making it look so easy against the Bears.  There wasn’t any doubt in the game and it was due in large part to Brett’s arm and three first half touchdowns.  Brett adds to his lead 8-4 with 5 games left.


For the season, Favre leads the league in passer rating, is first in touchdowns (24) and has the fewest interceptions.  Rodgers is right at the top with Favre.  Aaron only has 5 interceptions with 22 touchdowns (tied for 3rd), third in passer rating, and is third most passing yards (3,136).