Battered Favre gives hat tip to 49ers

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre took a beating against the Saints in the NFC Championship game Sunday.

Asked if he had ever felt this bad after a game, Favre said, "Yeah, this season, yeah. I think after the San Francisco game. That would probably be about the same as far as just total exhaustion, but as far as physically, this is by far the worst."

The 49ers roughed up Favre pretty good, including when Justin Smith hit Favre in the knee. Favre's winning touchdown pass in the final seconds of that 49ers game masked the pain, I'm sure. No such relief this time.