Brett Favre’s best and worst performances against the Bears

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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre as he passes in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 34-21. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

One of the biggest storylines over Brett Favre’s 20-year career was his dominance over the Bears. Every time the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback played the Bears, broadcasts were all too eager to show his record against the Bears. Even more popular was the list of Bears quarterbacks since Favre took over.

There is no questioning Favre’s winning ways against the Bears, going 23-13 all-time against them, but his record is a bit misleading. Much like the win stat in baseball, Favre’s play alone wasn’t always what earned the win.

Favre’s career quarterback rating was actually almost exactly the same as his rating against the Bears, with a league rating of 86 and 85.6 against the Bears. In fact, his rating against the Bears wasn’t far above the league average during the ’90s and 2000s.

He did, however, have more than a few moments. Favre had 11 games with a quarterback rating over 100, including a stretch from 1994-97 where he had six straight.

As the Packers prepare to enter Favre into their ring of honor before they play the Bears, take a look back at his best and worst performances against the Bears.

Brett Favre’s top three games against the Bears

3. Oct. 6, 1996, Green Bay 37-6

18-27, 246 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 INT, 119.8 QBR

2. Oct. 7, 2002, Green Bay 34-21

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Green Bay Packer wide receiver Donald Driver catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Favre for their first score against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter of their NFC game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., Monday, Oct. 7, 2002. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

22-33, 359 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 INT, 133.3 QBR

1. Nov. 12, 1995, Green Bay 35-28

25-33, 336 yards, 5 touchdowns, 0 INT, 147.2 QBR

Brett Favre’s worst three games against the Bears

3. Dec. 25, 2005, Chicago 24-17

30-51, 317 yards, 0 touchdowns, 4 INT, 44.3 QBR

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2. Oct. 10, 2006, Chicago 26-0

15-29, 170 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 INT, 40.9 QBR

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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears runs upfield with the ball after intercepting Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers on September 10, 2006 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears defeated the Packers 26-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

1. Dec. 23, 2007, Chicago 35-7

17-32, 153 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 INT, 40.2 QBR

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12-23-2007–Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers—Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre fumbles the center snap in the first quarter–Sun-Times photo by Tom Cruze

Stat lines courtesy of pro-football-reference.com.

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