Favre named NFC Player of the Week

Quarterback Brett Favre today was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Green Bay's 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Linebacker Scott Fujita of the New Orleans Saints and kicker John Kasay of the Carolina Panthers are the NFC Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the third week of the 2006 season the NFL announced today.

It was a milestone afternoon for Favre, who led the Packers to a road win over the NFC North-rival Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

With no score in the first quarter, Favre connected on a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie Greg Jennings, the 400th touchdown pass of his career, joining Dan Marino (420) as the only players in NFL history to accomplish the feat. It was the 10th career touchdown pass of at least 75 yards for Favre, tying an all-time NFL record with George Blanda, Ed Brown, Len Dawson, Sonny Jurgensen and Norm Snead.

Favre completed 25 of 36 attempts for 340 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, posting a Week 3-high 127.1 passer rating, his best passer rating since Green Bay's 52-3 win over the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 9, 2005 when he had a 130.9 rating.

With the Packers clinging to a 24-21 fourth-quarter advantage, Favre connected with running back Ahman Green on his third touchdown pass of the day, a 10-yarder for the club's final score. The win was the first for the club's first-year head coach Mike McCarthy.

In his 16th season from Southern Mississippi, this is Favre's 10th career Player of the Week Award and first since Week 10 of 2004.


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