Favre looks to continue his success against the Lions on Sunday
when the Green Bay Packers host their NFC North Division rivals.
A future Hall of Famer, Favre has amassed some of his best
numbers against the Lions. He has compiled a 20-9 record
against Detroit, throwing for 7,600 yards and 49 touchdowns. The
yards are his most against any opponent.
Favre shredded the Lions in a 31-24 victory on September 24,
completing 25-of-36 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns.
He threw scoring passes of 75 yards to rookie Greg Jennings,
five yards to Donald Driver and 10 yards to running back Ahman
With the Packers having slim playoff hopes, Favre does have
something to play for over the final three games. He has 413
career touchdown passes, putting him within seven of tying Hall
of Famer Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.
Last Sunday, Favre went 22-of-34 for 293 yards and two TDs to
lead the Packers to a 30-19 victory at San Francisco.
Green Bay also has enjoyed enormous success against Detroit,
winning the last 15 home meetings, including playoffs, since a
21-17 loss in 1991.
The Lions have lost five straight games and enter tied with
Oakland for the league's worst record. Detroit is an NFL-worst
23-79 since 2001.
Last Sunday, Jon Kitna threw for 294 yards but was intercepted
three times as the Lions dropped a 30-20 decision to Minnesota.
Against the Vikings, the Lions lost running Kevin Jones to a
season-ending foot injury. He rushed for 689 yards and six
touchdowns to go along with 61 receptions for 520 yards and
two scores in 12 games.
When the Packers went into Ford Field in Week 3 and defeated the Lions in a shootout both teams were without a win. The Packers have been up and down, and the Lions have learned to compete, but not yet how to win. Both teams were eliminated from playoff contention long ago.
Green Bay can still rally around the competitive playfulness leader Brett Favre, while building the confidence of this young team for future success. With two teams fielding porous pass defenses, this could be another high scoring shoot out which should be fun to watch.