4:05 PM ET, December 10, 2006
Monster Park, San Francisco, CA
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre went 22-for-34 for 293 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and surpassed 3,000 yards passing for the 15th straight season to extend his own NFL record.
|15||Brett Favre, GB||1992-2006|
|13||Dan Marino, MIA||1984-1992, 1994-95, 1997-98|
|12||John Elway, DEN||1985-1991, 1993-97|
Green Bay QB Brett Favre has 413 career touchdowns and is only eight away from passing the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a career.
|420||Dan Marino||1983-1999 (MIA)|
|413||Brett Favre||1991 (ATL); 1992-2005 (GB)|
|342||Fran Tarkenton||1961-66, 1972-78 (MIN); 1967-1971 (NYG)|
Offensively, the Packers were efficient in pass protection. Defensively, they struggled with their tackling. Niners running back Frank Gore (above) had a big day rushing (130 yards), but his fumble problems resurfaced.
The Packers limited their penalties and forced the 49ers out of their game plan, resulting in QB Alex Smith passing more than San Francisco would have liked. Smith has progressed in his second year, but he's still developing. With cornerback Shawntae Spencer out and CB Donald Strickland battling injury, QB Brett Favre was able to pass successfully.
Nolan, who wore his suit-and-tie ensemble for the second time this season, made two successful challenges. The first erased a long catch by Greg Jennings, who was out of bounds on the Packers' opening drive, and the second improved an unfavorable spot on Smith's dive near the goal line, setting up Gore's third-quarter TD. ... RB Ahman Green scored his 67th touchdown for the Packers, surpassing Sterling Sharpe for third place in franchise history.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||6:57||Joe Nedney 24 Yd |
Drive: 6 plays, 74 yds, 2:22
|TD||9:05||Ruvell Martin 36 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Dave Rayner Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 63 yds, 2:08
|FG||0:11||Dave Rayner 23 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 3 yds, :40
|TD||8:15||Ahman Green 1 Yd Run (Dave Rayner Kick) |
Drive: 13 plays, 80 yds, 6:10
|FG||13:59||Joe Nedney 36 Yd |
Drive: 13 plays, 50 yds, 5:44
|TD||6:10||Frank Gore 1 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick) |
Drive: 11 plays, 79 yds, 6:10
|TD||11:23||Donald Driver 68 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Dave Rayner Kick) |
Drive: 2 plays, 68 yds, :17
|FG||1:23||Dave Rayner 44 Yd |
Drive: 6 plays, 32 yds, 2:48
|FG||6:13||Dave Rayner 21 Yd |
Drive: 7 plays, 15 yds, 3:42
|TD||9:44||Vernon Davis 52 Yd Pass From Alex D. Smith (Pat Failed) |
Drive: 1 plays, 52 yds, :11