The Stat Line of the Night – 1/17/10 – Brett Favre
Another game, another gutsy performance from everyone’s favorite living legend Brett Favre. After being surrounded by controversy the last few years for his mishandling of his retirement situation, Favre has finally looked back to form this season as a 40 year old quarterback.
Favre has had a storied career, but he has never thrown for as many touchdowns in a playoff game as he did in yesterday’s divisional matchup with the Cowboys. His Vikings won 34-3 on his 4 touchdown passes. He completed 15/24 passes for 234 yards. His favorite target for the game, Sidney Rice, had 6 catches for 141 of those yards and 3 touchdowns. Although this may be the most complete team Favre has ever been on, he performed like he didn’t need any of them yesterday.
His battered old body continues to take a beating on the field, but love him or hate him, he continues to impress on the field game after game. On the season he threw for 4202 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions, arguably one of his best statistical seasons ever. It’s unclear whether he can win any more stat lines of the night, but he has showed no signs of slowing down this season. If I were New Orleans, I would not want to meet the red hot Favre next week, as he looks primed to snag another “Stat Line of the Night”.