Favre’s History vs. the Patriots
Tomorrow will mark the sixth time QB Brett Favre has faced the Patriots in his illustrious 18-year career. In the previous five matchups, all of which came as a Green Bay Packer, Favre was 3-2 against New England. The crowning moment in Favre’s Hall-of-Fame career came against the Patriots on Jan. 26, 1997, when he led the Packers to a 35-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXI. The win marked Favre’s lone NFL championship, and the Packers’ third title in team history.
Here are Favre’s game-by-game statistics against the Patriots:
*11/19/06: 5-for-15, 73 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT (35-0 Loss)
*Favre left the game late in the first half with a right elbow injury. He did not return.
10/13/02: 17-for-27, 147 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT (28-10 Win)
10/27/97: 23-for-34, 239 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT (28-10 Win)
*1/26/97: 14-for-27, 246 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT (35-21 Win)
*Super Bowl XXXI. Favre’s two-yard touchdown run with 1:11 remaining in the third quarter put the Packers ahead for good, 27-14.
10/2/94: 25-for-47, 294 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT (17-16 Loss)