No. 1: Brett Favre
Perhaps no opposing player has frustrated Niner fans more than quarterback Brett Favre.
Maybe it’s the fact the 49ers and Packers have squared off five times in the playoffs since 1995. Or that Favre’s record against the team is 12-2, with four of those wins coming in the playoffs.
Favre has had fairly pedestrian numbers in the regular season, with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but the playoffs have been a different story.
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He has won four of five games and posted eight touchdowns to three interceptions with a 104 passer rating.
And while you can admire the iron man-like 297 straight starts over 19 years, the success he has had against the 49ers is enough to make you cringe.
But perhaps above all that is the fact that Favre told the Packers to move on without him, and so they did.
But then he decided to come back, and expected the Packers to either bump Aaron Rodgers or release him so he could sign with division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.
It was almost as if Favre reveled in all the media attention, and the constant daily hoopla that followed only made sports fans more annoyed.
For all of his exploits on the field against the Niners, and all the off the field shenanigans, Favre tops my list as the most hated Niner rival player.