Favre gets honor

Packers quarterback Brett Favre was named NFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Chicago Bears Monday night.<p>

Favre passed the Packers to a 34-21 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday night, completing 22 of 33 attempts for 359 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 133.3 passer rating. His 85-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Donald Driver was the second-longest of his career (99 yards for a touchdown to Robert Brooks, Sept. 11, 1995) and the longest play from scrimmage this year in the NFL.

It was a historic night for the Packers' No. 4, as he became only the eighth player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 yards. His career total of 40,097 yards ranks eighth in NFL history and he needs 143 yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas in seventh place. Favre's three touchdown passes give him 298 all-time. With two more, he will become the fourth player in history to reach 300, and with three, he will pass John Elway for third-most ever, behind Dan Marino (420) and Fran Tarkenton (342).

"It would be hard to top the game that Brett had out there tonight," said Packers head coach and GM Mike Sherman.

Added wide receiver Terry Glenn, "I've been practicing with him for a couple of months now and everything he does amazes me. I know Brett is going to make plays, and if I get open, he will be getting me the ball."

In his 12th season from Southern Mississippi, this is Favre's seventh Player of the Week Award.

Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks and Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica of the Arizona Cardinals are the defensive and special teams players of the week for games played the fifth week of the 2002 season (October 6-7), the NFL announced Wednesday.


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