The myth of Brett Favre in cold weather

MINNEAPOLIS -- You will hear a lot Monday night about Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre’s historic success in cold weather. Make sure you keep in mind these actual facts, as provided by ESPN Stats & Information:

  • Favre was 39-6 in his first 45 starts when the game-time temperature was below 40 degrees. Those spanned the seasons between 1991-2004.

  • Since 2005, however, Favre is 5-11 in below-40 starts. In those 16 games, he has thrown 11 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions.

At this moment, the temperature at TCF Bank Stadium is 21 degrees.