Favre's regular-season streak, which reached 161 when he took the field Sunday, has rewritten the "ironman" record book for quarterbacks. The runner-up is Philadephia star Ron Jaworski with 116.
It all started in Sept. 1992 when Favre replaced the injured Don Majkowski and led the Packers to a thrilling 24-23 come from behind win over Cincinnati. Who knew then that his 35-yard TD pass to Kittrick Taylor with 13 seconds left would lead to a starting assignment that has become legend.
During that streak, Favre has led the Packers to a 106-55 record. Sunday's win put Favre at 68-12 at home, which gives him an .850 home winning percentage (tied with record-holder Terry Bradshaw).
Other records are in his reach. Now Favre is five TDs away from joining Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton and Jown Elway in the exclusive 300 touchdown club. Only Elway (300), Tarkenton (342) and Marino (420) stand between Favre and the NFL career TD record. Favre has passed Johnny Unitas and Warren Moon this season.
Both by contract and by choice a "Packer for life," Favre shows no signs of slowing down en route to those records. The numbers are a good read, but you have to see it to believe the whole story. Favre's performance vs. Carolina is a microcosm of what he still means to this team and what this team still means to him; he's still pumping his fists, still running across the field to congratulate a teammate, still spreading the credit around after a game.
"If I were to outline what I wanted my career to be like, I couldn't even come close to what I've achieved," Favre said. "It's been a fun 10 years. I just hope there's several more left."