8:30 PM ET, October 5, 2009
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brett Favre added another feat to his overflowing résumé: He's the first quarterback in history to beat all 32 NFL teams.Well, he saved the best for last: The Green Bay Packers.Favre's first game against his former team was all fun for the Minnesota Vikings and all frustration for the Packers, as the graying quarterback kept his cool and connected for three touchdown passes and 271 yards in a 30-23 victory on Monday night."I don't know how to explain it. I felt right, but I guess I never thought I'd be in that situation," Favre said.
• The Vikings improved to 4-0 as Brett Favre threw 3+ TDs for the 66th time in his career and 12th time on Monday Night Football (most all-time). Favre became the first QB to beat all 32 current NFL teams.
• The Vikings sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times, their most since the final game of the 2003 season vs. the Cardinals. Jared Allen had a career-high 4½ sacks, the most on MNF since sacks became an official stat, and added a forced fumble and a safety.
• Rodgers threw for a career-high 384 yards and two TDs, his fifth career 300-yard passing game. He's the first Packers QB not named Favre to throw for 300+ yards against the Vikings since Lynn Dickey in 1984.
• With four receptions, Donald Driver tied Sterling Sharpe for most in Packers history (595).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Brett Favre had relied on short passes through most of his first three games with the Minnesota Vikings, but he found success airing it out against his old teammates on Green Bay's defense Monday night.
|First 3 games||MON vs. GB|
Rodgers has been sacked 20 times this season. ... Thirteen of the last 15 games in this series have been decided by seven points or fewer. ... A handful of Twins players, including Joe Nathan, Jesse Crain and Delmon Young, spent their night off on the sideline. They got loud cheers when they appeared on the scoreboard. The Twins play Detroit in an AL Central tiebreaker on Tuesday.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||3:26||Visanthe Shiancoe 1 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 67 yds, 6:02
|TD||2:27||Jermichael Finley 62 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 67 yds, 1:04
|TD||5:04||Sidney Rice 14 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 77 yds, 6:43
|TD||3:30||Clay Matthews 42 Yard Fumble Return (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 42 yds, 0:00
|TD||0:33||Adrian Peterson 1 Yard Run (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 84 yds, 2:48
|TD||10:45||Bernard Berrian 31 Yard Pass From Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:20
|SF||7:25||Aaron Rodgers Sacked By Jared Allen In End Zone For -1 Yards|
Drive info: 3 plays, -1 yds, 1:28
|TD||3:49||Jordy Nelson 33 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Aaron Rodgers Pass For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 96 yds, 1:19
|FG||0:59||Mason Crosby 31 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yds, 2:15