“What’s special about our division — it’s about heart, it’s tough, it’s gritty, and presently the biggest rivalry is the Vikings versus the Packers.” — Favre
“Aaron Rodgers, he’s just a special player. Could very easily go down as the best to ever play.” — Favre
Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 25, 2018 – Brett Favre, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers and two with the Minnesota Vikings, speaks about their rivalry in a feature airing tonight on Football Night in America. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by Packers-Vikings on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET.
In tonight’s Week 12 edition of FNIA, Favre reflects on his time spent on both sides of tonight’s matchup, shares his thoughts on the current state of NFC North football, and discusses QBs Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins.
Another feature will examine the state of this year’s Packers as compared to previous seasons in which the team was able to rally from slow starts to make the playoffs.
Mike Tirico will host Football Night in America alongside Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, former NFL QB Chris Simms, and NFL insider Mike Florio from NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
Liam McHugh will co-host Football Night in America on-site from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota, and will be joined by the Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya.
Below are excerpts from tonight’s feature with Favre. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview from NBC Sports’ Football Night in America.”
- “Being a Green Bay Packer was extremely special. To be in the Ring of Honor, to be on Lambeau Field where Vince Lombardi and some wonderful players who played before me, it’s something I never dreamed was possible, but yet something I’m extremely grateful for. ”
- “Aaron Rodgers, he’s just a special player. Could very easily go down as the best to ever play.”
- “Kirk Cousins is the roll-up-the-sleeves, go work, battle type of guy, and I like him.”
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