You can play with the numbers all day to display Brett Favre’s dominance over the Bears.
With five touchdown passes this past season against Detroit and Minnesota both, he finishes with more against them than the Bears.
Green Bay’s sweep of the Lions in 2007 and the Bears’ sweep of the Packers means Favre finishes with 23 wins against Detroit and 22 vs. the Bears.
But all the yards, touchdowns, late drives and dramatic plays don’t tell the story of Favre’s dominance over the Bears.
The most telling statistic, and the reason why the Bears have had only five winning seasons since Favre joined the Packers in 1992 has to do with their own ineptitude at quarterback.
Since Favre launched his streak of 253 consecutive regular-season starts on Sept. 27, 1992, the Bears have made their way through 21 different starting quarterbacks. That figure leads the league.
Henry Burris, Chris Chandler, Will Furrer, Brian Griese, Rex Grossman, Jim Harbaugh, Chad Hutchinson, Erik Kramer, Craig Krenzel, Dave Krieg, Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Jim Miller, Rick Mirer, Moses Moreno, Kyle Orton, Jonathan Quinn, Steve Stenstrom, Kordell Stewart, Steve Walsh, Peter Tom Willis.
It was no competition.