Double shot: Favre reaches 300 TDs in win

Another game, another couple of milestones fall in the blazing hot path of quarterback Brett Favre. In the 28-10 win at New England Sunday, Favre reached the 300 touchdown mark and also passed the legendary Johnny Unitas on the all-time career yardage list.<P>

Isn't it ironic - the big win and the big numbers came easily to Favre as he buried the opposing QB who owns one of the few claims yet to elude Favre: Super Bowl MVP.

The reigning MVP from Super Bowl XXXVI, Tom Brady, looked helpless Sunday as he stuggled to three interceptions. Brady and former Patriot Terry Glenn received the same treatment from the fans with choruses of boos.

Favre's TD passes to William Henderson, Bubba Franks and Ahman Green gave him 301 for his career. He moved into third place, ahead of John Elway's 300 scoring passes, and trails only Dan Marino's 420 and Fran Tarkenton's 342.

Meanwhile, Favre was 17-of-27 (63 percent)for 147 yards. Most of Favre's numbers came in the first half, as the Packers protected their big lead by going to the ground in the second half. Even so, he added to the 40,000-yard mark that he achieved last week, and this week surpassed the legendary Johnny Unitas.

More numbers: Favre made his 163rd straight start, again building on the NFL ironman mark for QB that he is likely to own for a very long time.

Sacked just once, Favre was playing behind an offensive line that was already without Mark Tauscher. After Chad Clifton went out with an MCL injury, Mike Flanagan moved from center to the right side of the line and veteran Frank Winters resumed the center spot.

Ever the team player, the first guys Favre congratulated after the game were assistant coaches who patched together this team after the landslide of injuries.


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