Favre: weird but true
Posted Feb. 11 at 12:50 AM
A statistical anomally on Brett Favre that you might find mildly amusing.
His first place completion of his career was to himself – he had a ball batted back to him in a game against Tampa Bay in 1992. This was the week before Don Majkowski got hurt against Cincinnati, putting Favre in the starting lineup for good.
And Favre was also the last guy to handle one of his completions as a pro. Trailing Miami 24-17 with 17 seconds left and backed up on the 1-yard line, Favre threw a short pass to Leon Washington, then got the ball lateraled back to him before getting tackled while attempting an illegal lateral.
In between those two plays, Favre completed 5,718 passes, but he didn’t get his hands on any of those.
Time will tell, but I think those are going to be the only two passes Favre threw that wound up in the hands of Hall of Famers. He’s played with some very good receivers – Sterling Sharpe, Donald Driver, Keith Jackson, Antonio Freeman, Robert Brooks, Andre Rison – but I don’t think any of those guys will ever make a serious run at getting into Canton.
Posted by JODY SMITH | Feb. 12 at 06:01 AM
Very interesting. I had forgotten about the 1st completion/reception. Remember the Brad Johnson TD pass to Brad Johnson. That was a 12 point play in my league, back in the day.
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