Favre nearing three more records

The NFL's all-time winningest quarterback is closing in on the records for TDs, INTs and attempts. How long, though, until Peyton Manning holds all the major records?

With Sunday's victory over the New York Giants, Brett Favre surpassed John Elway as the winningest quarterback in NFL history.

With win No. 149 under his belt, what's next as Favre marches up the NFL record book? Three records could fall in the next game or two:

Career touchdown passes: Favre has 417 scoring tosses, three behind Dan Marino's record 420.

Career passing attempts: Favre has thrown 8,303 passes, 55 behind Marino's record of 8,358.

Career interceptions: Favre has been picked off 275 times, two behind George Blanda's record of 277.

Another record likely will have to wait until very late in the season, or early next season if he decides to play in 2008:

Career passing yards: Favre has thrown for 57,992 yards. That's 3,369 yards behind Marino's record of 61,361. For Favre to break that record this season, he'll have to throw for 240.7 yards per game during the next 14 games.

Favre, meanwhile, will start his quarterback-record 240th consecutive game on Sunday against San Diego. That will tie him with former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff for second place all-time among all position players. Another former Viking, defensive end Jim Marshall, holds the record with 270 consecutive starts. If Favre starts every game through the 2008 season, he'd tie Marshall.

Last season, Favre broke Marino's record for career completions. Through Week 2, Favre has completed 5,073 passes.

Assuming Favre retires after this season, he will finish his career with records of about 5,350 completions, 8,800 attempts, 440 touchdown passes and 290 interceptions.

The player chasing those records will be Indianapolis' Peyton Manning. If Manning stays healthy, plays 17 seasons and remains productive, he'll surpass Favre as the NFL's most productive quarterback. Allowing for some slippage in skills as he gets older, Manning will finish with about 5,600 completions, 9,100 attempts, 65,000 yards, 500 touchdowns and 260 interceptions.


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