Canal Street Chronicles: Gregg Williams Vs. Brett Favre

Wisdom about football can come from the most unexpected sources. Over at Canal Street Chronicles, they’ve come to the conclusion that stopping Brett Favre, not Adrian Peterson, is the key to beating Minnesota. But how to accomplish that? The burden falls on Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. And that’s where the unexpected comes in. Saintsational, the lead blogger at CSC, was talking to Larry the UPS Guy, and Larry said that Gregg Williams has owned Favre in the past. So CSC did some checking and found that Williams’ defenses over the years have indeed had good games playing Brett Favre, but victory has been elusive.

The first thing you’ll notice, and this is the bad news, is that Gregg Williams has never found a way to beat Favre. Plain and simple. Every single time Favre has played a team coached by Williams, he has won. There isn’t much arguing with that. But the second thing you’ll notice is that one of these games is not like the others. Obviously, Favre had a pretty good day against the Tennessee Oilers over eleven years ago. The other times though? Not so much. Gregg Williams has owned Brett Favre in the last three games he has had to plan for him.

In those three games since 2002, Brett Favre was sacked five times and had an average passer rating of 48.6. That’s got to bode well for the Saints. The most important stat, however, is that in those three games Favre has thrown a total of seven interceptions. Seven!

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