Monday Night Football on October 11 will feature the New York Jets versus the Minnesota Vikings. This will pit one of the oldest starting quarterbacks in the league versus one of the youngest starting quarterbacks in the league.
Brett Favre of the Vikings was born on October 10, 1969, making him 41 as of Monday. Mark Sanchez of the Jets was born on November 11, 1986, making him only 23.
Despite the age, the two quarterbacks have a few similarities. Both played or play for the New York Jets. Favre played for one year before Sanchez arrived.
Favre was drafted in 1991 by Atlanta in the second round. Sanchez was drafted in 2009 fifth overall by the Jets. Here is a fun comparison of statistics based on the year both quarterbacks entered the league.
Top Song: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You - Bryan Adams
U.S. President: George Bush
U.S. Population: 252,127,402
Life Expectancy: 75.5 years
Unemployment: 5.6 percent
Cost of a first-class stamp: .25 cents
Gallon of gas: $1.14
Gallon of milk: $2.80
Super Bowl Champion: Washington Redskins
NFL MVP: Thurman Thomas, Buffalo and Barry Sanders, Detroit
NCAA Football National Champion: Miami (FL)
Heisman Trophy Winner: Desmond Howard, Michigan
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U.S. President: Barack Obama
U.S. Population: 307 million
Life Expectancy: 78 years
Unemployment: 9.6 percent
Cost of a first-class stamp: 42 cents (went up to 44 in May)
Gallon of gas: $2.49
Gallon of milk: $2.72
Super Bowl Champion: Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
NCAA Football National Champion: Alabama
Heisman Trophy Winner: Mark Ingram, Alabama
Either way you slice it, it will be an interesting Monday Night Football game. The Jets are atop their division, looking good so far this season.
The Jets have beaten the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills. Despite some off-the-field trouble and missing Darelle Revis, they have managed to go 3-1.
The Vikings, on the other hand, have some work to do. They had high expectations for the season, but have struggled losing to the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins.
The trade for Randy Moss should boost their offense a little. It will be exciting to see how the "old" quarterback can throw to the "old/new" Viking.