Matchup of two hot quarterbacks

Joe Theismann writes about the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Eagles and Packers.

Updated: October 3, 2006, 12:15 AM ET
By Joe Theismann | ESPN Insider
What a great Monday night matchup we have the pleasure of broadcasting this week. The Green Bay Packers travel to Philadelphia to face the Philadelphia Eagles.

Not only do we get to see two teams that are trying to erase disappointing 2005 seasons, but also two quarterbacks who are showing they are still the best in the league. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is averaging over 320 yards per game and has firmly put this team on his back. He looks great throwing the ball and is being very decisive. Almost every time he steps back to throw the ball, he's making the right decision. He has full faith in his receivers and they are responding with great games.

On the other side of the field, Brett Favre is making people forget this may be his last season. In fact, if he keeps it up, there will be calls for him to play another five seasons. He's comfortable with his offense and is making excellent throws. He's also playing within himself and isn't playing as though the weight of the team is on his shoulders. Last season he knew he didn't have the players necessary to win and tried to do it all. That resulted in 29 interceptions and a perception that he might not be the player he once was in terms of being able to lead a team. He's destroyed that perception with his last two games, passing for 680 yards and six touchdowns, with only one interception.

Joe Theismann

Football analyst
Former college and pro football star Joe Theismann has served as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Football since 1988. He also is frequently heard on ESPN Radio, regularly contributes to and has contributed to the NFL Draft.