Brett Favre Picks Packers to Win NFC North Ahead of Season Opener With Bears

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 05:  Brett Farve speaks during the SirusXM's Town Hall at Umstattd Hall at The Zimmerman Symphony Center on August 5, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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The NFC North is going to be as good as it has been in a while this year, so the Hall of Famer can't really go wrong.

Brett Favre, the 20-year veteran who spent 16 seasons with the Packers and starred in the cinematic classic "There's Something About Mary," made a bold prediction Thursday in an interview with TMZ Sports. The gunslinger believes his long-time team will knock off the defending division champion Bears and win the whole darn division.

Favre highlighted his lack of knowledge of the team day-to-day, and of Matt LaFleur personally, but made it clear his protege Aaron Rodgers has earned the benefit of the doubt.

The Mississippi native seemed pretty truthful in saying he thinks the team will surprise a lot of people. After all, Green Bay did not have a great year last year, so the lack of hype could actually help.

While serious, Favre is right to be cautious by saying things like, "We'll see how it plays out." Look, the Bears seem to be the rage right now, but then you remember that Aaron Rodgers is on the other side of the ball against the Chicago defense, and he makes magic every other week.

Thursday night, we could see this.

However, you could also see the return of the discount double check.