420 – Number of TD passes by Brett Favre in his career, tying Dan Marino on the all-time list. Next week, Favre will break another of Marino’s records – most pass attempts in a career. Favre’s interception-free and exceptional day helped the Packers improve to a surprising 3-0 start.
Week 3 SD W 31-24 28 – 45 369 yards 3 TD 0 INT 110.3 RAT
The Packers head to Minnesota (1-2) Week 4.
To give you an idea of how long Favre’s been in the game, he’s never had a season where he threw for 40 touchdowns. It’s all about durability, as the Southern Miss alum only missed one game in 15+ consecutive years in the league. He came back for another year, despite tying for a career-low with 18 touchdown passes last year.
Averages for one season:
3,875 passing yards (242 YPG)
554 pass attempts (34.6 pass attempts per game)
By projecting these career season averages, Favre is expected to break the career passing yards record, which he trails Marino by 3,000, on the last game of the regular season. That would be a fitting way to go out of the game, I’ll say.
205 – Number of receiving yards in the first half by the Philadelphia Eagles’ Kevin Curtis on nine catches. The record for most receiving yards in a half is held by Steve Largent, who had 224 in a 1987 game. Curtis surpassed his previous career high in the first quarter, which was 105 yards set in 2005, with 132 yards on six catches. Curtis scored his 3rd touchdown of the game early in the second quarter to put the Eagles up 35-7 and cap a TD in each of their first 5 drives. Curtis finished the game with 11 catches for 221 yards in a 56-21 romp over the Detroit Lions with scores from 68, 12 and 43 yards.