Flashback Friday: Vikings win in Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field

(Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Brett Favre
(Photo by Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Brett Favre /

Back in 2009, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre led the Minnesota Vikings to a win over his old team at Lambeau Field.

One of the biggest rivalries in all of sports will resume on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings will travel on the road to face the Green Bay Packers. This border battle has featured many exciting matchups over the years.

One of the most memorable games between the two teams came when former Packers quarterback Brett Favre made his return to Lambeau Field in 2009 as a member of the Vikings. Favre donning the Minnesota purple and gold added even more juice to the rivalry.

Favre played for Green Bay from 1992 to 2007 and for the Vikings in 2009 and 2010. When he took the field at Lambeau, he was booed by the same fans who cheered him on for 16 seasons.

In Favre’s return to Green Bay, Minnesota won the matchup 38-26 to complete the season sweep of the Packers and also improve their record to 7-1.

During the victory, the former Green Bay quarterback completed 17 of his 28 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 97 yards and a score and Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin had five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Harvin also returned a kick 77 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball for the Vikings, Jared Allen recorded three of the team’s six sacks and Chad Greenway had a game-high 11 tackles.

With Favre leading the way, Minnesota ended up finishing the 2009 season with a 12-4 record. Although the year ended with a heartbreaker in the NFC Championship, the 2009 season will always be one of the most memorable in Vikings history.

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Packers lead the all-time series 60-54-3, but they haven’t defeated the Vikings at Lambeau Field the Vikings since 2016.

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Minnesota and Green Bay both won last week and Sunday’s game will be a good test for both teams and could very well go either way.

Prediction: Vikings win 23-20