1:00 PM ET, December 17, 2006
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Brett Favre completed 20 of 37 for 174 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions to become the NFL's all-time leader in completions.
Jon Kitna (right) continues to lack the charismatic leadership and playmaking abilities to lead Detroit to the end zone, much less to a victory. Playing behind a terrible offensive line that has been riddled by injuries all season, Kitna was sacked six times, lost a fumble and threw two interceptions that gave Green Bay advantageous field position and led directly to Packers points.
Detroit's defense gave a better effort than its offensive counterparts, creating problems for Brett Favre and forcing three interceptions. Favre had little help as his receivers dropped many balls and contributed to the Lions' picks as well.
One day after Morten Andersen became the NFL's all-time leading scorer, Brett Favre passed Dan Marino as the league's all-time leader in pass completions. Favre completed 20 of 37 passes in the Packers' 17-9 win over the Lions, raising his career total to 4,974 completions -- or 43 more than the combined career totals of Roger Staubach, Sammy Baugh, and Norm Van Brocklin.Baugh held the record for career completions longer than anyone else -- for 20 years, from 1941 to 1961. Other holders of the record since then were Bobby Layne (1961-1963), Y.A. Tittle (1963-1967), Johnny Unitas (1967-1975), Fran Tarkenton (1975-1995) and Marino.
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Marinelli said the Lions had two potentially serious injuries that will be re-evaluated: Linebacker Ernie Sims (shoulder) and wide receiver Corey Bradford (elbow). ... Packers left tackle Chad Clifton sustained a stinger in the first half, but returned. Right tackle Mark Tauscher was inactive with a groin injury. ... The Lions were without starting nose tackle Marcus Bell (hand) and cornerback Fernando Bryant (concussion). Tight end Marcus Pollard (hamstring) also was inactive.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.7||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||7:37||Jason Hanson 42 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 30 yds, 3:54
|FG||12:09||Dave Rayner 24 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 22 yds, 3:03
|TD||9:25||Vernand Morency 14 Yd Run (Dave Rayner Kick) |
Drive: 9 plays, 53 yds, 4:14
|FG||5:01||Jason Hanson 42 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 40 yds, 3:57
|FG||5:27||Jason Hanson 23 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 7 yds, 2:07
|TD||12:12||Vernand Morency 21 Yd Run (Dave Rayner Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 78 yds, 6:45