CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06: Brett Favre, former NFL quarterback, speaks during his 2016 Class Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Brett Favre names a surprising "team to beat" in the NFC


The Dallas Cowboys are the top seed in the NFC playoffs, but Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre thinks the Green Bay Packers are the "team to beat" in the NFC.

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While on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Favre said the Packers are going to win the Super Bowl because of Aaron Rodgers.

"Taking emotion out of it, I believe the Packers are the team to beat and they will be in the Super Bowl. Not taking anything away from the Giants and not taking anything away from Atlanta and the Cowboys or so forth," Favre said. "I just feel like ... collectively speaking they're as close to hitting on all cylinders as possible. Not perfect and nobody is. They're super productive on offense. Aaron, obviously, is playing great. They have an opportunistic defense who is extremely well coached. Maybe they give up a few plays, but they're going to create a bunch too."

Favre went on to say the only team that has stopped Green Bay this year is Green Bay.


"I give the advantage, not just in this game, but this side of the NFL, to the Packers," he said. "I'm just thinking off the top of my head, no one's stopped the Packers yet, have they? Maybe they've stopped themselves. But I don't believe anyone has really shut down the Packers yet, and I don't believe they will."

The Packers host the New York Giants on Sunday, and the last time they played the Giants in the playoffs, Eli Manning emerged victorious.

(h/t CBS Sports)