special to Greensborosports.com by Todd Collins former college quarterback…..
Brett Farve tied Dan Marino for the NFL all-time Touchdown passes record in Sunday’s 31-24 Green Bay Packers win over the San Diego Chargers.(A game seen locally on WFMY TV2)
Green Bay goes to 3-0 while Chargers QB Philip Rivers led his team to a 1-2 mark to start the season. Last year the Chargers behind the running of LaDainian Tomlinson were 14-2 in the regular season.
Farve is great and Rivers and his team must go back to the drawing board.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre goes out of his way to say he cares about winning, not going after records.
He managed to do both at the same time on Sunday.
Favre found Greg Jennings on a slant pattern for the record-tying 420th touchdown pass of his career. The 57-yard completion erased a four-point deficit to the San Diego Chargers with just over two minutes left and rallied the undefeated Packers (3-0) to a 31-24 win. Favre is now tied with Dan Marino for the most touchdown passes in NFL history.
“I could care less about the record,” said Favre, who was 28-of-35 for 369 yards and three touchdowns. “Everybody’s congratulating me, but I told them it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t win the game.”
Favre’s 38th career fourth-quarter comeback came one series after the Chargers stopped Favre and the Packers cold on fourth-and-goal.
However, the Chargers (1-2) gave up the record-tying touchdown minutes later, continuing their early slide under new coach Norv Turner. San Diego has now lost as many regular-season games as it did all of last season. *****www.nfl.com*****