Who will be on other end of Favre milestone?

Odds are Donald Driver will catch record-breaking touchdown pass

Who will catch Brett Favre's record-breaking touchdown pass?

The odds are it will be favorite target Donald Driver, who has reeled in 36 of Favre's 420 scoring strikes. Or, maybe it will be Bubba Franks, who has regained a bigger role in the offense and has caught 28 of Favre's TD passes. Or maybe it will be Greg Jennings, who caught Favre's 400th career touchdown pass as well as the one that tied Dan Marino's record and won the game against San Diego.

In all, 42 players have been on the receiving end of Favre's touchdown passes, led by Antonio Freeman's 57, Sterling Sharpe's 41 and Driver's 36. Sharpe caught Favre's first touchdown pass, on Sept. 20, 1992, against Cincinnati.

It will be fitting that the record will fall on Sunday at Minnesota or, if the Vikings shut him down — something they haven't gotten close to doing the last four years at the Metrodome — then the following week at home against Chicago. Favre has found the end zone 49 times against the Vikings, trailing only his 52 TDs against Chicago. He also has thrown 49 TD passes against the other NFC North team, Detroit.

Not surprisingly, most of Favre's touchdown passes have come at home: 198 at Lambeau Field and 17 at Milwaukee County Stadium for a total of 215.

Strangely, though, most of Favre's milestone touchdown passes have come on the road. While No. 100 — a 14-yarder to Edgar Bennett on Dec. 3, 1995, in a 24-10 win against Cincinnati — came at Lambeau, the other big ones came on the road.

No. 200: Nov. 15, 1998, a 2-yarder to Tyrone Davis during a 37-3 win over the New York Giants.

No. 300: Oct. 13, 2002, an 8-yarder to Ahman Green during a 28-10 win over the New England Patriots.

No. 400: Sept. 24, 2006, a 75-yarder to Greg Jennings during a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions.

A good omen, should Favre break the record Sunday: The Packers are undefeated when he throws milestone touchdown passes. Not only did the Packers win on TD passes Nos. 1, 100, 200, 300 and 400, they beat the Vikings on Sept. 21, 1997, when Favre broke Bart Starr's team record with his 153rd TD pass; they beat the Patriots on Oct. 13, 2002, when Favre pulled ahead of John Elway for third all-time with his 301st TD pass; and they beat Oakland on Dec. 22, 2003, when Favre passed Fran Tarkenton for second all-time with career TD pass No. 343.

Touchdown passes, by opponent
Bears 52, Lions 49, Vikings 49, Buccaneers 37, Panthers 20, Rams 16, Chargers 13, Cowboys 13, Saints 13, Eagles 12, 49ers 12, Giants 10, Bills 9, Browns 9, Colts 9, Raiders 9, Seahawks 9, Falcons 8, Titans/Oilers 8, Bengals 7, Dolphins 7, Jaguars 7, Patriots 7, Broncos 6, Cardinals 5, Chiefs 5, Jets 5, Ravens 5, Redskins 4, Steelers 4, Texans 1.

Touchdown passes, by receiver
Antonio Freeman 57, Sterling Sharpe 41, Donald Driver 36, Robert Brooks 32, Bubba Franks 28, Bill Schroeder 19, Javon Walker 19, Mark Chmura 16, Dorsey Levens 16, Ahman Green 14, William Henderson 13, Tyrone Davis 12, Robert Ferguson 12, Keith Jackson 11, Edgar Bennett 10, David Martin 9, Anthony Morgan 8, Corey Bradford 7, Jackie Harris 6, Antonio Chatman 5, Tony Fisher 5, Derrick Mayes 5, Don Beebe 4, Greg Jennings 4, Mark Clayton 3, Mark Ingram 3, Donald Lee 3, Terry Mickens 3, Terry Glenn 2, Noah Herron 2, Charles Jordan 2, Jeff Thomason 2, Ed West 2, Reggie Cobb 1, Samkon Gado 1, Charles Lee 1, Ruvell Martin 1, Andre Rison 1, Harry Sydney 1, Kitrick Taylor 1, Darrell Thompson 1, Wesley Walls 1.

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