Favre Flashback: By the Numbers

Here is where Packers Hall of Famer-to-be Brett Favre stands in more than 20 categories in the team's record book.

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For his illustrious career, Brett Favre holds NFL records for completions (6,300), attempts (10,169), passing yards (71,838), passing touchdowns (508), starts (298) and, yes, interceptions (336). Here are some places where he ranks No. 1 in Green Bay Packers history.

3: MVP awards won by Favre. Peyton Manning owns the NFL record with four but Favre holds the mark for consecutive MVPs.

3.27: For all of his interceptions, it’s worth noting that Favre ranks second in Packers history in career interception rate, ahead of Don Majkowski’s 3.48 and Bart Starr’s 4.38. Aaron Rodgers owns the NFL record with a 1.64 career interception percentage.

4: Seasons of leading the NFL in touchdown passes, an NFL record. That includes in each of his MVP seasons of 1995, 1996 and 1997.

16: Seasons as an active player with the Packers, tying Starr’s team record.

16: Seasons of 3,000 passing yards by Favre. Every other quarterback in Packers history has combined for 11.

19: Games of four-plus touchdown passes by Favre. That’s as many as Rodgers (14) and Lynn Dickey (five) combined.


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20: Consecutive completions by Favre at Detroit on Nov. 22, 2007. That broke the club record of 18 shared by Dickey and Majkowski.

36: Consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass, spanning the midpoint of the 2002 season through Game 11 of 2004. Cecil Isbell held the old mark at 22, with Rodgers owning a pair of 19-game streaks.

36: Completions vs. Chicago on Dec. 5, 1993, a franchise record.

55: Games of 300 passing yards by Favre. Rodgers is next with 40, followed by Dickey’s 15.

99: Yards to Robert Brooks at Chicago on Sept. 11, 1995, the longest touchdown in franchise history and tied for the longest in NFL history.

154.9: Favre’s passer rating vs. Oakland on Dec. 22, 2003 – a day after the passing of his father. That was a club record until broken by Rodgers with his 155.4 vs. Cleveland in 2009.

163: Favre did have a 163-pass streak without an interception during the 1995-96 seasons. At the time, that was the second-longest mark in franchise history.

255: Games played with the Packers. Donald Driver is a distant second with 205 and Starr third with 196.

255: Consecutive games played by Favre. Forrest Gregg ranks second with 187 games. That’s a 68-game difference – more than four full seasons. Only Gregg, Willie Wood (166) and Larry McCarren (162) are within 100 games among position players.

286: Interceptions by Favre, which is almost as many as Dickey (151) and Starr (138) combined.

372: Completions by Favre in 2005, a franchise record. He holds four of the top five spots on the list and remains ahead of Rodgers, who completed 371 passes in 2012.

442: Touchdown passes. That’s almost twice as many as Rodgers’ total of 226 and easily more than Rodgers and Starr’s combined 378.

438: Career sacks absorbed by Favre, part of his league-record 525. Dickey is next in Packers history with 268.

5,377: Career completions by Favre. That’s almost as many as Rodgers (2,286), Starr (1,808) and Dickey (1,592) combined. They hold spots two, three and four on the list.

8,754: Career passing attempts by Favre. That’s more than 2,000 more attempts than Rodgers (3,475) and Starr (3,149), who rank second and third, respectively, combined.

61,655: Career passing yards by Favre, easily a franchise record. His total remains more than double that of second-place Rodgers (28,578) and more than Rodgers and Starr (24,718) combined.

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