AP Story: Packers Defeat Patriots, 28-10

With 3 TD passes on Sunday, Brett Favre moved into 3rd place on the NFL's all-time TD pass list

Brett Favre showed Tom Brady how it's done.

Favre threw three touchdown passes, giving him 301 for his career and leading the Green Bay Packers past the bumbling New England Patriots 28-10. Brady, the Super Bowl MVP, threw three interceptions.

Favre moved into third place, ahead of John Elway's 300 scoring passes, and trails only Dan Marino's 420 and Fran Tarkenton's 342.

Favre made his 163rd consecutive start, a record for NFL quarterbacks, while Brady's was only his 23rd as a pro, including playoffs.

Brady became the starter last year in his second season after Drew Bledsoe was hurt in the second game. Brady led the Patriots to the title and then Bledsoe was traded to Buffalo.

Brady played well in this season's first three games, all wins, but since then has struggled with the rest of the Patriots (3-3).

The Packers (5-1) won their fourth straight as Ahman Green rushed for 136 yards and scored his first two touchdowns of the season on an 8-yard reception and a 1-yard run.

The Patriots turned over the ball four times, lost two of the three replay reviews and committed critical penalties that led to two touchdowns.

Even the return of top receiver Troy Brown, who missed the Patriots' last two games with a knee injury, wasn't enough.

Three receptions by former New England wide receiver Terry Glenn, who wasn't much of a factor for the Packers, drew most of the boos that weren't directed at the Patriots offense. Glenn was traded after being fined and suspended by the Patriots last season.

New England led 3-0 on Adam Vinatieri's 32-yard field goal in the second quarter and didn't score again until Brady's 4-yard pass to David Givens made it 28-10 with 5:57 left.

Favre's touchdown passes of 3 yards to William Henderson and 8 yards to Green made it 14-3 at halftime.

Ryan Longwell missed a 42-yard field goal on the first series of the third quarter, but the Packers scored on their next possession on Favre's 2-yard pass to Bubba Franks.

And with 12:09 left in the game, Green ran for a 1-yard touchdown. He also became the fourth rusher in as many weeks to rush for more than 100 yards against the Patriots, following Priest Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams.

The Patriots couldn't even exploit a subpar Packers defense missing four defensive backs and starting defensive ends Joe Johnson and Vonnie Holiday.

With third-and-5 at the New England 16 and the Patriots ahead 3-0, Donald Driver caught a pass from Favre, but side judge Tom Hill ruled Driver was juggling the ball as he was pushed out of bounds at the 5. Replay overturned that, then Favre hit Henderson for the touchdown.

Earlier in that series, Ryan Longwell kicked a 43-yard field goal, but the Packers accepted a penalty for illegal hands to the face for a first down at the 21,

Brady's first interception, by Bryant Westbrook, ended the opening possession of the game at the Packers 43.

Late in the second quarter, Kevin Faulk dropped Brady's backward pass and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila recovered on the Patriots 8. On the next play, Favre threw to Green for a 14-3 lead.

On the next series, Brady threw an interception to Tod McBride, prompting a chorus of boos from rain-drenched fans.

-- Associated Press

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