Report: Brett Favre To Retire, Finally Leave Lions Alone

Brett Favre retirement watch 2010 may finally be coming to an end. Although it looked like Favre was set to return for his 20th season in the NFL, multiple outlets are reporting that Favre will retire. Apparently he has sent text messages to teammates informing them of his decision to not return, although nothing has been confirmed yet. I'm always skeptical anytime there is Favre retirement news simply because he can change his mind so quickly, but this appears to be legitimate.

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As a Lions fan and someone who has had to watch Favre play in the NFC North for all but two years of his career, I'm ecstatic that he may finally be hanging up the cleats for good. Aside from the fact that this would mean there is no more drama around "Favre watch" on ESPN, he could finally leave the Lions alone and stop dominating them.

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During his 19 years in the league, Favre had a career record of 25-9 against the Lions. His completion percentage was 63.6 and he averaged 257.4 yards a game against the Lions. In total, he threw 57 touchdowns and 37 interceptions against the Lions and racked up 8,753 yards.

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To say the least, this is great news for the Lions. Favre has been great against them for quite some time now, and if he does indeed retire, suddenly the Minnesota Vikings look a lot more beatable with Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback. They're still a good team, but there's no doubt they are less talented without Favre.

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For more on this story, check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota.

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