With the news that both Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre will be missing games this week, the question being raised is which team will miss its starting signal-caller more.
Brett Favre's streak of 297 consecutive starts was broken last week, so the drama about his streak continuing is gone. But just how much will the Vikings miss the Hall-of-Famer?
Aaron Rodgers' starting streak didn't even last three seasons. The Packers signal-caller will miss this week while struggling with a concussion. How much will the Packers miss his leadership and play-making?
Read on to find out which of these NFC North rivals will miss their starting quarterback more, and let us know what you think.
The Vikings will miss Brett Favre more because they are now forced to go with rookie Joe Webb after backup Tarvaris Jackson was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury. Webb will be making his first career start.
While the Vikings do like Webb, there is a huge difference between a rookie quarterback and a Hall-of-Fame quarterback.
Green Bay's backup quarterback Matt Flynn may have been in the league for three years, but he has just 46 career passes and no career starts. He has also yet to throw a touchdown pass.
It's not like Aaron Rodgers has ten years of experience as a starter, but during his three years he has been fantastic for Green Bay. There is a huge drop off from Rogers to Flynn, who hasn't started since he won the BCS Championship with LSU.
Brett Favre's record in cold weather games is legendary. While he may have dropped off in recent years, he started his career 43-5 in home games with the temperature below 34 degrees.
Now, I understand that doesn't tell the whole story about Favre's performance in cold weather games, but no one in the league has more experience than Favre in these games.
When the Bears take on the Vikings on Monday night it is very likely that they will be playing outside at the University of Minnesota instead of the friendly confines of the Metrodome.
This latest concussion is the second time Aaron Rodgers has been concussed during a loss this season. It happened earlier this season against Washington in an overtime loss to the Redskins.
The Packers are going to miss Rodgers because of how detrimental a second concussion can be, especially when they happen in the same season.
The Packers would probably have a difficult time this week whether Aaron Rodgers was playing or not. They are playing the Patriots in New England. Even with Rodgers it is unlikely that they would win this one. With Flynn there is no chance.
If Favre was playing for the Vikings this week, they would have a legitimate chance to beat the Bears. However, now that Minnesota will be relying on Joe Webb it seems unlikely that the Vikings will be able to get past the Bears.
The Packers have been decimated by injuries this year. Offensive weapons Jermichael Finley and Ryan Grant have both been placed on injured reserve this year. The injury to Rodgers is just the latest for the Packers to deal with.
Without Rodgers, the Packers are missing the glue that has been holding the team together. Now they go from a decent offense to a bad offense.
The Vikings' All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson has been battling ankle and knee injuries all week. He is questionable for the Monday night game, but he is expected to play. However, with Peterson banged up the Vikings could really use a known commodity at quarterback that can make plays.
Brett Favre provides that. Now that he is out, they will have to hope that Peterson is healthy enough to carry the load against a great run defense.
When the Packers' Ryan Grant got injured in Week 1, any running game the Packers thought they had suddenly disappeared.
Backup running back Brandon Jackson hasn't lived up to the hype. Many thought he could be a solid replacement for Grant. But Jackson has managed just over 500 yards. Aaron Rodgers has been the best running option for the Packers so far this year. He leads the team in rushing touchdowns and yards per carry.
The Vikings are out of the playoff picture in the NFC, but they can still have a large impact on the role they play in who gets into the playoffs. However, their best bet to play spoilers comes this week against the Bears.
Without Favre, though, it looks like the Vikings are going to miss the opportunity to knock the Bears back a game.
The biggest reason the Packers will miss Aaron Rodgers is that they are still fighting for a playoff sport, and he gives them their best chance of sneaking into the playoffs.
Without Roders, the Packers are a below average offense with a solid defense. With Rodgers they always have a chance of winning.
With Rodgers out this week it looks like the Packers playoff chances are just about out as well.
The Packers will miss Aaron Rodgers more than the Vikings will miss Brett Favre for the simple reason that they still have a slim chance at the playoffs and they need a win this week to get there. Rodgers gives this team its best chance against New England.
Without him, they don't stand a chance.