Favre's Best Statistical Regular Season

Nam HuynhContributor IJanuary 5, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 03:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Giants on January 3, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Brett Favre finished the 2009-2010 regular season with a 107.2 passer rating, 4202 yards passing, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Favre's 19th season in the NFL is by far the best statistical season the 40-year-old has ever had in his professional career.

Let's look at the stats:

1.) Passer Rating: 107.2 (career best)

This is the first time Favre finished a regular season with a passer-rating of over 100. His previous high was in 1995 when he finished with a passer-rating of 99.5. For half of his career, Favre did not have a passer rating of over 90.

2.) Completion Percentage: 68.4 percent (career best)

This is Favre's best completion percentage in his 19-year career in the NFL. His previous high was his last season in Green Bay with 66.5 percent. That was the year he had his miraculous season, and arguably one of his best seasons ever. Also, it's not like Favre didn't throw as much because his pass completions (363) is second best in his career.

3.) Passing Yards: 4202 yards (third best career)

The only time Favre threw for more yards in his career was in 1995 with 4413 yards and in 1998 with 4212 yards. This number isn't shocking considering the emergence of receiver Sidney Rice who bloomed to have his first 1000-yard season.

4.) Completion Average: 7.9 yards per pass (career best)

His second best average was again during his miraculous last season with the Packers with a 7.8 yards per pass average. His previous to that was in 2001 with a 7.7 yards per pass average.

5.) Touchdowns: 33 TDs (fourth best career)

The last time Favre through as many touchdowns were the 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 seasons. Favre scored 33, 38, 39 and 35 touchdowns for those years. Favre could have easily had more touchdowns but having the lead-leader in rushing touchdowns behind you in running back Adrian Peterson takes away a few opportunities.

6.) Interceptions: 7 Ints (career best)

Well technically, he only threw two interceptions in two games his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons. But ever since then as a starter, he has thrown as much as 29 interceptions. His best seasons were in 1992, 1995 and 1996 when he gave up just 13 interceptions in each of those seasons.

Nam Huynh writes for Minnesota Sports Zone (http://www.mn-sz.com)