1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (ESPN.com news services) -- Brett Favre didn't need a rocket arm to become the winningest quarterback in NFL history on Sunday. His 17 years of football knowledge and a near-perfect second half against a bad defense were plenty.
Future Hall of Famer Brett Favre is closing in on some impressive, and not-so-impressive, NFL records. On Sunday, he became the league's all-time winningest quarterback. (Stats through Week 2)
|Wins as starter||149||Favre|
|Passing yards||57,992||Dan Marino, 61,361|
|Interceptions||275||George Blanda, 277|
|TD passes||417||Marino, 420|
|Pass attempts||8,304||Marino, 8,358|
The Green Bay Packers got an impressive road win over the injury-riddled Giants. Surprisingly, QB Eli Manning not only played with a second-degree shoulder separation, but he delivered the ball well, for the most part. It wasn't necessarily the offense that led to the Giants' second loss, however. Instead, it was a marginal effort by the Giants defense that was costly. Head coach Tom Coughlin was willing to take some chances to try to pressure Brett Favre and slow down the Packers. They used a variety of blitz packages, but Favre was excellent at getting the ball out quickly vs. man coverage. He avoided the pressure, was patient in the pocket and got the ball in the hands of his playmakers. Wide receiver Donald Driver and tight ends Bubba Franks and Donald Lee each scored against underneath linebacker coverage that appeared to be outmanned.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
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The Packers have won six straight regular-season games, the last four of 2006 and the first two this year. Driver has caught passes in 82 consecutive games. ... Giants rookie receiver Steve Smith left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury. ...Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby, who was 3-for-3 last week, with a game-winning last-minute field goal, missed a 42-yarder on his only attempt this week.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:18||Deshawn Wynn 6 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||0|
|TD||07:16||Plaxico Burress 26 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||7|
|FG||01:38||Lawrence Tynes 48 Yd||7||10|
|TD||09:07||Bubba Franks 2 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||14||10|
|FG||04:22||Lawrence Tynes 32 Yd||14||13|
|TD||13:33||Donald Lee 3 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||21||13|
|TD||11:41||Donald Driver 10 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||28||13|
|TD||04:12||Deshawn Wynn 38 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||35||13|