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Many records to celebrate

Posted Mar 3, 2008

With Brett Favre retiring after 16 seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback (17 seasons overall), nearly every significant NFL passing record is in his grasp.

Some are sure to stand for a long time. Others are already within the sights of Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning. But all are worth celebrating, to be sure.

Here's a list of those significant league records:

Most TD passes: 442

Favre surpassed Dan Marino's mark of 420 in Week 4 last season at Minnesota, with a 16-yard TD pass to Greg Jennings.

Most passing yards: 61,655

Favre connected with his old buddy Donald Driver to break Marino's mark of 61,361 yards at St. Louis last season in Week 15.

Most passing attempts: 8,758

Favre also broke this one last year in Week 4 at the Metrodome, and finished exactly 400 passes ahead of Marino (8,358).

Most wins by a starting QB: 160

Favre eclipsed John Elway's previous mark of 148 in Week 2 last season against the New York Giants. Including postseason, Favre won 172 games. Manning is tops among active QBs with 105 regular-season wins.

Most consecutive starts, quarterback: 253 (275 including playoffs)

The next-longest streak for a QB belongs to Manning, at 160 games (173 including playoffs) and counting. Among all players and documented streaks, Favre came up 17 games shy of Minnesota's Jim Marshall, who started 270 straight contests.

Most 3,000-yard passing seasons: 16

Marino ranks second on this list with 13.

Most consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons: 16

Manning broke a second-place tie with Marino last season with his 10th in a row.

Most pass completions: 5,377

Favre surpassed Marino's 4,967 completions two seasons ago, with a pass to Carlyle Holiday against Detroit on Dec. 17, 2006, at Lambeau Field.

Most seasons with 30-plus TD passes: 8

Marino and Manning are both a distant second here with four each.

Most consecutive games with a TD pass, postseason: 18

Favre extended this by two more games last season. Once again, Marino is in second place with 13.

Most NFL MVP awards: 3

Six other players, the only active ones being quarterbacks Manning and Kurt Warner, have won the award twice. Favre was runner-up to Tom Brady in 2007 for a potential fourth MVP.

 
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