Packers quietly reach mega milestones

Despite the loss, Green Bay piled up the numbers Sunday at Lambeau Field. While they'd trade them all in for a win, several players reached significant milestones last weekend.<p>

Brett Favre is used to being in elite company. Now the QB is getting used to surpassing legends in the recordbooks. Here are some of the numbers he recorded Sunday:

*Ran his touchdown pass streak to 15 games, tying Don Majkowski for the fourth-longest streak in team annals. Favre himself holds the No. 2 (18 games) and No. 3 (17 games) spots. He's chasing Cecil Isbell, who set the team record with 22 consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Isbell accomplished the mark during weeks 1-11 in 1941 and weeks 1-11 in 1942.

*Tied Leroy Butler for the fourth spot on the list of overall games played for the Packers with 181. All three of the names head of Favre and Butler on this list are Lombardi Era Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame members: Bart Starr (196 games), Ray Nitschke (190) and Forest Gregg (187).

*Threw his 156th touchdown pass at Lambeau, which ranks second in NFL history for most TDs thrown by a QB at a single venue. Favre's pair of touchdown tosses Sunday puts him past Miami's Dan Marino who had 155 career touchdown passes at Pro Player (formerly Joe Robbie) Stadium. John Elway's league record of 180 at Mile High Stadium over 16 seasons (1983-1998) is well within Favre's reach in a shorter span. (This stat makes one wonder where Favre ranks on the list QBs with touchdowns thrown at Soldier Field).

As a sidenote to Favre's list of most recent milestones, tight end Bubba Franks moved past tight end Mark Chmura and running back Dorsey Levens into fifth place on the list of Favre's most frequent touchdown recipients. With his trademark 1-yard feat Sunday, Franks has caught 17 touchdown passes in his career from Favre. Chmura and Levens both finished their Packer careers with 16 scoring passes from the three-time MVP.

Ahman Green continues to climb the Packers' career total yardage list. Green had 190 all-purpose yards, moving him past John Brockington for most combined rushing and receiving yards by a running back. Green now stands at 6,214 career yards, while Brockington gained 6,099 as a Packer from 1971-1977. Jim Taylor holds the record with 9,712 yards, followed by Gerry Ellis with 6,340 yards (1980-86).

Green's 139-yard rushing day made it three in a row for the running back who now has 18 century-mark games with the Packers (and one with the Seahawks). The last the a Packer has put together three 100-yard rushing games was Dorsey Levens, who accomplished the feat vs. Indianapolis, Dallas and Minnesota in 1997.

It was a matter of when, not if, but kicker Ryan Longwell passed Paul Hornung for third place on the Packers all-time scoring list with a 50-yard field goal in the third-quarter.

Longwell made good from 50 yards or more for the seventh time in his career with that score. The last time Longwell connected from 50 yards out was in a 26-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 16, 2001 when he hit a 54-yard field goal, a career long.

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