Tonight, the Packers will play a game without Brett Favre. The last time that happened was in 1992. The world was very different then. How different? Thanks to NFL Network researcher David Carabello, here’s how:
Back on Sept. 20, 1992, Fran Tarkenton held the NFL record for touchdown passes with 342; Dan Marino, at the time, had 269.
On Sept. 20, 1992, Todd Marinovich threw for 395 yards for the Raiders.
Emmitt Smith – yet to win three Super Bowl rings – had 2,729 career rushing yards.
Bill Cowher was three games into his coaching career – his fourth game came against the Packers in what turned out to be Favre’s first career start.
Peyton Manning was a junior at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans.
Tom Brady was a sophomore at Junipero Serra H.S. in San Mateo, Cal.
Aaron Rodgers was just over two months shy of his 9th birthday.
The 2008 top overall draft pick, Miami’s Jake Long, was 7 years old (and 4 months).
The cost of gas was about $1.27 per gallon.
Cal Ripken Jr. was 1,721 games into his MLB-record streak of 2,632 consecutive games played.
Tiger Woods was a 16-year-old, two-time U.S. Junior amateur champion in golf.
And for those that really want to stretch the September 1992 theme, here were the top 10 grossing movies for the weekend of Sept. 18-20, 1992:
2. “Captain Ron”
4. “Husbands and Wives”
5. “School Ties”
6. “Honeymoon in Vegas”
7. “Single White Female”
9. “Hellraiser 3”