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November 12, 1995

In the performance that would highlight his first NFL MVP award, Favre throws five touchdown passes, on a horribly swollen ankle that kept him out of practice all week, in a 35-28 win over the Bears.

Favre would go on to win the MVP the next two seasons as well, in 1996 joining 49ers QB Joe Montana as the only players to win the award in consecutive years, and in 1997 sharing it with Lions RB Barry Sanders for an unprecedented third straight MVP.

Over his three MVP seasons, Favre threw 112 touchdown passes in the regular season. In contrast to the more prolific passing games of today that lead to MVP awards for quarterbacks, Favre surpassed 4,000 yards and 60 percent completions only once in those three years, and his passer rating never topped 100.

During that stretch, Favre led the Packers to a 37-11 regular-season record, three straight NFC Central crowns, three consecutive appearances in the NFC title game, and back-to-back Super Bowl berths, including the Super Bowl XXXI championship.
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