Favre Ties Marino's TD Record in Packers Big Win Over Chargers

Brett Favre threw three touchdowns passes and helped rally Green Bay past visiting San Diego 31-24. His final scoring toss was the 420th of his 17-year career, tying Hall of Famer Dan Marino for first on the all-time list. It was a 57-yard completion to Greg Jennings with under two minutes to play.

Favre's 38th career fourth-quarter comeback came one series after the Chargers defense stopped the Packers cold on fourth-and-goal.

It also spoiled a breakout game for San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers, who started 15-for-15 to tie Dan Fouts' franchise record for consecutive completions and drove the Chargers to take the lead in the third quarter.

Green Bay improves to 3-and-0 while San Diego drops to 1-and-2 under first-year coach Norv Turner. They went 14-and-2 last season under fired coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Favre is playing his 17th NFL season and turns 38 next month. He was credited with a 57-yard completion to Greg Jennings, who ran a slant pattern from the left side. The touchdown, with 2:03 remaining, gave the Packers a 24-21 lead.

Following the touchdown, Favre sprinted down field with his arms in the air and got down on his knees to congratulate Jennings. Favre then picked up his favorite receiver Donald Driver before heading to the sideline where teammates were lining up to hug the new record holder.

Favre zeroed in on yet another career milestone just a week after leading the Packers to a road victory over the New York Giants for his 149th win as a starter -- passing John Elway's all-time record.


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