Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers: Week 12
Welcome my friends to the 12th edition of "Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers." I've actually run out of witty introductions, so I feel we should just do what we all want.
Let's do this thing.
Week 12 Results
New York Jets 34
Tennessee Titans 13
Brett Favre: 25-32, 224 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
The Good: Another road game, another big win. This time it was knocking off the previously undefeated Titans. Brett Favre started the game 6/6 with a TD. Favre didn't change a thing from his win over New England, as he stuck to short passes.
Favre made a lot of plays on third down and long yardage situations. His second touchdown pass was a signature Favre touchdown. Throwing off his back foot between three Titan defenders into the back of the endzone.
Favre managed really good drives for the Jets. Leading to a time of possession of 40:30. That is unbelievable against a defense like the Titans.
The Bad: His pick was a bad throw. His receiver had beaten his man and if Favre had put a good ball out there, it would have been a completion. Favre underthrew him and paid for it. Besides that, Favre was pretty accurate all game.
Aaron Rodgers: 23-41, 248 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT (1 Rushing TD)
The Good: When the first half ended I was expecting Rodgers to put up big fat numbers. Well, not so much. Rodgers was given time and made lots of plays early. His touchdowns were good throws and he did a good job of not getting sacked.
His rushing touchdown was his first REAL rushing touchdown of the season. It wasn't a planned quarterback dive at the goal line. It was a tough run where he really put his body on the line.
The Bad: Where to start? His first pick was flat out awful. There was no way Jason David couldn't intercept it. The second pick was just as ugly. Rodgers had Jordy Nelson on a curl route and flat out missed the throw. It fell right into Jason David's hands.
The third pick wasn't as bad because it was fourth and 16 with defenders breathing down his neck. He did what any quarterback would have done...throw it up.
Rodgers missed a lot of throws and just had a bad day. The defense didn't help him in any way, shape or form. They allowed 45 points (6 coming from Rodgers' pick).
Do I need to explain myself? Favre had the superior game and played the superior team. Need I say more?
Favre takes a 7-5 lead on Rodgers with five games remaining.
If either quarterback reaches nine wins, they will have clinched the...actually...I need to come up with a good name for this "award." You get the point.
Favre looks more and more inaccurate on the deep ball. I hate to say it, but it makes sense to me why they are throwing short so much. His accuracy on the deep ball isn't as pinpoint as it used to be. This is Favre, so he has made the transition from a deep throwing quarterback to a short one. Lets not be fooled though, if the throw is there...he will take it.
For anyone who blames any of the Packers losses on Rodgers, you are sooo wrong. If you watched the game you know it's all on the defense. No matter what Rodgers does, they seem to lose it for the Packers. If Rodgers' offense scored 100 points, the defense would give up 101 points. Rodgers, you will have to SOMEHOW get this bad team into the playoffs.
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