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Brett Favre, by the numbers

Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:54 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 4:04 pm
 

Being a lifetime Packer fan has brought me alot of joy in the last 18 or so years. Especially during the "Farve Era". He and Mike Holmgren together brought Green Bay out of the cellar and into the mainstream as a team that was hard to beat. So, I will ALWAYS be a Brett Favre fan, except the 2 weeks per year that we play the Vikings. That is, until he retires...for good...maybe. Anyways, here are some very interesting things I discovered about his lifetime stats. So I thought I'd share...

- When Brett throws his 9th TD pass this year, he will have more TD passes than Joe Montana and Steve Young....combined.

- As of the 2009 NFL season, Brett Favre has thrown 497 regular season TD passes. The next closest active contender is Peyton Manning....131 behind.

- Favre currently has 69,329 passing yards to his name. This is exactly 400 more yards than Phil Simms and Jim Kelly....combined. Yes I know that Kelly only played 11 seasons and Simms only played 15, but this is a hell of an accomplishment.

- If Brett Favre throws for more than 4000 yards this year, it will be the 6th time in his career reaching that level. Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Jim Kelly, Jim McMahon, and Roger Staubach all had a combined total of....wait for it....wait for it....ZERO. Hell, even Elway and Namath only did it once. The only other player to do this more times than 6, is Peyton Manning with 9.

I'm sure there is alot more that I could come up with but this is all that I will bore you with for now.

Comments

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2010 12:51 am
 

Brett Favre, by the numbers

This is just selective, see what you want to see, statistics. Mark Brunell, Mike Tomczak, and Steve Young all played 15+ seasons and if you add all their interceptions thrown together you get Brett Favre. And the three of them together are no where near Favre's number of playoff games choked away with a "my ego is bigger than my brain" late game interception.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Brett Favre, by the numbers

I thought you thought Brett Favre was a pariah. I can't be a Favre hater. He's why we made it to the promised land in 1996. Any Packer fan that says they "hate Favre" is not a true Green Bay fan. You can't be a Packer fan and hate Favre, it's un-holy.

To prove my point, there is a Favre Vikings jersey hanging in my closet.

 Favre should have always been a Packer.
You don't know how many times I tell my kids that.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2010 10:31 am
 

Brett Favre, by the numbers

I thought you thought Brett Favre was a pariah.  I was expecting to see stats about how more of his balls have found the turf or the other team than anybody else in history.  Of course, it's pretty much a given when you've played more and throw more passes than anybody else, period.  It's too bad Favre's such a diva and he and Ted Thompson both have ego's that rival those down in the Miami NBA arena.  Favre should have always been a Packer.


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