4. Brett Favre is one of the greatest QBs ever, but, he was rarely so when he faced the Eagles.
Who knows how things would have shaped out had Brett Favre never left the Atlanta Falcons? What if Green Bay had never gone with Brett and Andy had never been his quarterbacks coach? Thankfully, we don’t have to answer any of those questions, but here’s what we do know.
As great as Brett Favre was, he may have never been a Hall of Famer had he played the Eagles more often.
In total, 12 of the Eagles’ 45 meetings with the Packers came with Brett Favre at the helm of Green Bay’s offense. In the process, the legend wound up with a sub-.500 record (5-7). He also crafted his lowest passer rating versus Philadelphia than against any other NFL team that he faced. Try 63.5 on for size.
In 12 games versus the Birds, he completed just over 53% of his passes while tossing 20 interceptions versus only 12 touchdown throws. That passer rating ranks as the sixth-lowest when we stack 41 opposing signal-callers who have thrown at least 200 passes versus Philadelphia, and get this because this might be the best part about all of this.
Brett Favre never won a game in Philly at Veterans Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field. He was 0-6 during the regular season, and he came up short in a playoff game back in January of 2004.