After the Bears 27-13 win over the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field, Brett Favre sounded like a quarterback who had played his last game in Chicago.
"As I told Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Tommie Harris and those guys after the game -- it has been a pleasure," Favre said. "Not really, but you know what I mean. I have a tremendous amount of respect for those guys, the guys I've played against all my years playing here. "I've had a pretty good record here, but it has been a real honor to play against those guys, it really has. I have a huge amount of respect for them, the way they've played and the battles we've had."
Favre said earlier this week that if they didn't beat the Bears their playoff chances were toast. He also said he was not going to play next season. As we all know, Favre has changed his mind often in the past, but given what he's gone through this season, he seems finally ready to call it quits.
The future hall of famer threw three interceptions and fumbled against the Bears. It was only the second time he has ever thrown more than two interceptions against Chicago.
He could still start against the Bears in Minneapolis on Dec. 20. At some point, the Vikings may also decide to give Tarvaris Jackson a chance to get some valuable experience. If the latter is the case, Favre will end his career with a 23-12 record against the Bears.
"He's a great competitor," Harris said. "It's an honor to have a chance to play against a guy who has been doing this for so long. Who are we to him? You know what I mean? He's played against Warren Sapp and John Randle and all the greats. He's a grand daddy amongst everybody else. It's just great to say you played against him because he's done so much."