December 17, 2007
Brett Favre breaks Dan Marino's career passing record to become the NFL leader with 61,405 yards. A simple slant pattern to his favorite receiver gave Brett Favre another record in a milestone season and clinched a first-round playoff bye for the Green Bay Packers. Favre threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing Dan Marino's career record of 61,361 to become the NFL leader in yards passing, in a 33-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams (3-11). Favre, in his 17th season, now has 61,405 yards passing. Green Bay (12-2) needed only to win to secure the bye after Seattle lost to Carolina, 13-10. When the 38-year-old Favre set the record on a seven-yard toss to Donald Driver on the Packers' first drive of the fourth quarter, he had all the fans rooting for him in a sold-out Edward Jones Dome that appeared half-filled with Packers fans.
The game was halted for a few minutes as the record was acknowledged. Driver hugged Favre, who shook hands with referee Ron Winter.
Quoteworthy: "I've said this all along: I've never considered myself to be in the same league as Dan Marino." -- Brett Favre, Packers quarterback