1:00 PM ET, September 23, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre goes out of his way to say he cares about winning, not going after records.He managed to do both at the same time on Sunday.
Future Hall of Famer Brett Favre is closing in on some impressive, and not-so-impressive, NFL records. On Sunday, he tied Dan Marino's record for touchdown passes. (Stats through Week 3)
|Wins as starter||150||Favre|
|Passing yards||58,361||Dan Marino, 61,361|
|Interceptions||275||George Blanda, 277|
|TD passes||420||Marino, Favre tie|
|Pass attempts||8,349||Marino, 8,358|
The Packers challenged Philip Rivers to beat them and although the Chargers QB did not come through, he made great strides on the road. Rivers struggled mightily in the first two weeks of the season, but he showed accuracy, poise and pocket presence today. When he was off a bit on his throws, his receivers contorted to haul in the tough grab. Of course, having Antonio Gates to throw to doesn't hurt. Gates exploited the weakness of Green Bay's impressive defense -- its safeties. The Chargers used Gates in a variety of ways and regardless of where he lined up, the star tight end ran routes as well as an upper-echelon wide receiver. Combining that with his size and strength, he was a tough matchup for the Packers linebackers and safeties.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
• Complete Week 3 Scouts Buzz
With a 16-yard catch in the second quarter, Driver passed Antonio Freeman for the most receptions in Lambeau Field history with 214. ... Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter. ... Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught 11 passes for 113 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||6.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:07||Vincent Jackson 27 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||7||0|
|FG||02:40||Mason Crosby 28 Yd||7||3|
|TD||11:53||Donald Driver 5 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||10|
|TD||02:48||Bubba Franks 5 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||17|
|TD||00:32||Craig Davis 9 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||14||17|
|TD||09:02||Ladainian Tomlinson 21 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||21||17|
|TD||02:03||Greg Jennings 57 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||21||24|
|TD||00:59||Brandon Jackson 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||21||31|
|FG||00:20||Nate Kaeding 44 Yd||24||31|