Packers-Lions game notes

Favre sets record for consecutive completions; injury report; defensive line shuffle

Brett Favre completed a team record 20-straight passes between the second and fourth quarters in Green Bay's 37-26 victory on Thursday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Favre surpassed former quarterbacks Lynn Dickey and Don Majkowski, who each shared the record.

Dickey completed 18 straight passes during Green Bay's 41-38 overtime victory over the then-Houston Oilers on Sept. 4, 1983 in the Houston Astrodome. Majkowski completed 18 straight in the Packers' 35-34 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 17, 1989 at Lambeau Field.

Favre completed seven straight passes in the final 2:12 of the first half before Mason Crosby made a 20-yard field goal for a 17-9 halftime lead. Favre then opened the second half by completing seven straight passes in a seven-play drive, highlighted by his four-yard touchdown to wide receiver Greg Jennings.

Favre continued his streak through the third quarter, including a 3-yard touchdown pass to Ruvell Martin, the 436th of Favre's career, and didn't throw a completion until early in the fourth quarter when wide receiver Koren Robinson had one foot out of bounds in the end zone while making a catch.

Favre and Packers coach Mike McCarthy said afterward that they didn't realize that Favre was making team history.

"I wasn't aware that that had happened," Favre said about the completion streak. "I knew we were moving the ball and passing the ball as efficient as we had all year. That's what was working today. We've just kind of got to go with the flow."

Favre also tied a team record by throwing for 300 yards for the seventh time this season. Favre finished with a season-high 381 yards passing, his best game passing since Dec. 22, 2003 when he threw for 399 yards in Green Bay's 41-7 whipping of Oakland on Monday Night Football, a day after Favre's father, Irvin, passed away of sudden heart-attack.

Favre threw for a career-high 402 yards in a 30-17 loss to the Chicago Bears on Dec. 5, 1993.

Favre finished with a passer rating of 128.2 against the Lions, his fifth straight game with a rating of 100 or more. He had a rating of 126.8 last Sunday against Carolina; 115.4 against Minnesota; 100.1 against Kansas City; and 142.4 against Denver – all Packers victories.

Injury report
Cornerback Charles Woodson injured his toe on his 38-yard punt return late in the first quarter and did not return.

Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila left the game after he injured his ankle while sacking quarterback Jon Kitna for a six-yard loss with 6:38 left in the second quarter. Gbaja-Biamila attempted to continue playing, but was unable to go.

Defensive tackle Colin Cole sustained a fractured arm, according to coach Mike McCarthy, and did not return.

The Lions lost right tackle Jonathan Scott late in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Blaine Saipaia.

Cole in defensive line rotation Defensive tackle Colin Cole was activated to the 45-man game day roster to fill the spot left vacant by Johnny Jolly, who injured his shoulder last Sunday against Carolina. Cole played in his seventh game this season behind starters Ryan Pickett and Corey Williams, but left in the second half with a fractured arm.

The Packers activated eight defensive linemen for the game.

With Cole likely out for Green Bay's game against Dallas, the Packers will have to turn to either Justin Harrell or Daniel Muir. Harrell has played in just two games this season, and Muir has yet to be activated for a game.

Did not suit up
The following Packers were not on the 45-man game-day roster: WR Shaun Bodiford; CB Will Blackmon; S Nick Collins; G Allen Barbre; TE Bubba Franks; and DT's Justin Harrell, DT Daniel Muir, and DT Johnny Jolly.

The following Lions players were not activated for the game: S Greg Blue; RB Tatum Bell; CB Dovonte Edwards; G Manny Ramirez; T George Foster; DT Shaun Cody; and DE Ikaika Alama-Francis. Dan Orlovsky was the designated third quarterback.

Extra points
? Detroit's fumble recovery of Brett Favre's fumble in the first quarter was the Lions' league-high 31st take-away of the season. The Lions turned the take-away into a field goal, raising their total to 100 for points scored off take-aways, also a league-high.

? Cornerback Al Harris held Detroit Lions leading wide receiver Roy Williams to three catches for 32 yards and no touchdowns.

? Jason Hanson kicked four field goals in today's game (41, 47, 45 and 52), the 21st time in his 16-year career he has made four field goals in a game.

? Defensive tackle Aaron Kampman had two sacks to raise his team-high total to 11.

? Brett Favre raised his season touchdown total to 22, and career touchdown total 436.


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