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Another day, another comeback victory, and a few more milestones for Brett Favre - it was all in a day's work for the QB as the Packers beat the rival Vikings at Lambeau Field.<P>

To say Favre etched another line in the record books goes without saying with each passing game, but last weekend he made significant Packers and NFL history in orchestrating yet another successful comeback:

Favre engineered his 26th career game-winning comeback - victories in which he has rallied the Packers from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie.

"It is always great when you come from behind and win, but if anything it makes you age," said Favre. "I don't want to be remembered as the comeback kid. I feel comfortable having the ball in my hands, but I would rather be up because you aren't always going to win those...we somehow pulled it out.

This time the deficit was 13-0 before the Pack got on the board.

"I didn't anticipate being in that situation. Minnesota played extremely well - they put us in that situation...of course we helped out. That situation was do or die, and that was one of our bigger drives of the year," Favre said.

Favre went on to engineer three touchdown drives - of 67, 54 and 85 yards - during the comeback. The final and decisive 85-yard march was the seventh of at least 80 yards that Favre has led this season.

In the first two TD marches, Favre demonstrated both his confidence in receiver Robert Ferguson, as well as his ability to make things happen with any supporting cast. With Donald Driver under constant heavy surveillance, Favre turned to Ferguson for two touchdowns and the sometimes beleaguered second-year man answered the bell.

"It may be one of the greatest games of my career here. I just hope I don't have to go through it too much more," Favre said.

Favre also improved his perfect record at home in cold weather to 34-0 when the temperature at kickoff is 34 degrees or below.With his 22-of-32 effort for 214 yards Sunday, Favre surpassed the 3,000-yard mark for the eleventh consecutive year, extending his NFL record.

Dan Marino, who has passed for 3,000 yards in nine seasons, is runner-up to Favre.

The ironman streak marches on. Sunday marked Favre's 170th consecutive start, extending his NFL record for quarterbacks, and played in his 172nd straight game, the second-longest such streak in team history behind Forrest Gregg's 187.

Since Favre launched his 170-game starting streak (on Sept. 27, 1992) only the 49ers (114-56) have a better record than Green Bay (113-57).


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