Favre put own stamp on running to daylight

A complete rundown on Brett Favre's rushing touchdowns

Brett Favre scored the 13th regular-season rushing touchdown of his career (14th overall) in the Packers' 31-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals Oct. 29 at Lambeau Field. The 1-yard scramble was Favre's first rushing TD in over five years. Here are some other notes on Favre and the rushing touchdown: Success: When Favre runs for a touchdown, the Packers almost always win.

The Packers are 10-2 when Favre runs into the end zone. In addition, the Packers have won the last seven regular-season games when Favre has rushed for a touchdown.

The last time the Packers lost when Favre ran for a score was in a 31-24 setback at Dallas Oct. 8, 1995. That game also marked the only time Favre had rushed for two touchdowns in a game (which explains why the Packers' record when Favre runs to paydirt is one game shy of his overall rushing TD total). The game in Dallas also marked two of the three times Favre has rushed for a score with the Packers trailing in a game. The other: the final game at Milwaukee County Stadium Dec. 18, 1994.

Super run: Favre owns one post-season rushing touchdown.

In the second quarter of the Packers' 35-21 win in Super Bowl XXXI, Favre ran for 2-yards for a touchdown that gave the team a 27-14 lead at halftime.

That score was the first by a quarterback in a Super Bowl since Denver's John Elway crossed from 3-yards out in Super Bowl XXIII. Favre's TD run was the first by an NFC quarterback in the Super Bowl since Jim McMahon's 1-yard run for the Bears in the third quarter of Super Bowl XX.

The Packers won Super Bowl XXXI so overall the team is 11-2 and has won eight straight when Favre runs for a score.

History: Favre is third all-time among Packer quarterbacks with 13 rushing touchdowns behind Tobin Rote (30) and Bart Starr (15). Rote, Starr, Favre, Scott Hunter (10) and Cecil Isbell (10) are the only signal-callers in franchise history to reach double figures in rushing TDs.

A late run: Favre's latest touchdown run came in the third quarter and the timing of it was nothing new for No. 4.

All but two of Favre's regular-season touchdown jaunts have come in the second half.

The only time Favre scrambled for scores in the first half came in the regular season on Oct. 31, 1994 at Chicago (second quarter) and Sept. 26, 1993 at Minnesota (first quarter). Favre's last 10 regular-season rushing touchdowns have come in the first half.

Short distance: Favre doesn't cover much ground when he runs for a score.

Only two of his 14 rushing touchdowns (including the post-season) have gone for more than 9 yards. Favre sloshed 36 yards for touchdown against the Bears Oct. 31, 1994. About a year later, Favre ran 21 yards for a TD at Dallas.

The 36-yard run, which came in monsoon-like conditions at Chicago's Soldier Field, was the longest in Favre's career to that point. The following year, Favre ripped off a 40-yard run, which did not for a touchdown, in a 24-14 win at Jacksonville for the longest rush of his career.

His latest rushing score was the third of his career from 1-yard out. Favre also owns three 4-yard scores and a pair of 2-yard TD runs. Running home: Much was made over Favre's "Lambeau Leap" following his flop into the end zone against Arizona Oct. 29.

The fact is Favre hasn't had much of an opportunity to partake in the post-touchdown celebration that was born in "Titletown."

The score against Arizona was only Favre's third at Lambeau Field and his first there since Oct. 25, 1998 against Baltimore. Favre's other rushing TD in Lambeau came Dec. 1, 1996 against the Bears. His only other running score in a home game was in the Milwaukee County Stadium finale Dec. 18, 1994.

Running around: Favre owns two game-winning TD runs (Dec. 3, 2001 at Jacksonville, fourth quarter; and Dec. 18, 1994 at Milwaukee vs. Atlanta, fourth quarter, final game at Milwaukee County Stadium) and one go-ahead TD run (Sept. 26, 1993 at Minnesota, first quarter). ... Two of Favre's TD runs have occurred on Monday nights (Dec. 3, 2001 at Jacksonville; Oct. 31, 1994 at Chicago). ... Twelve of Favre's TD rushes (including post-season) came between 1992 and 1998. ... The last time Favre ran for more than one TD in the regular season came in 1996 (2). ... Favre owns three scores against the Bears, two against the Cowboys and one against Arizona, Jacksonville, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, New England, Cleveland, Atlanta and Minnesota. ... Favre's last three rushing scores have landed the Packers at 28 points. ... Dave Rayner became the third Packer kicker to follow a Favre rushing score with a PAT. The others: Ryan Longwell and Chris Jacke. One point after a Favre running score was missed (botched snap Dec. 19, 1996 at Detroit).

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