1:00 PM ET, November 18, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre won the senior bowl.And now that they're off to their best start since the Vince Lombardi era, the Green Bay Packers have another big bowl on their minds.But even after a relatively easy 31-17 romp past fellow passing patriarch Vinny Testaverde and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Favre and the Packers (9-1) don't want to get caught looking ahead to the playoffs and beyond.
It looks like Brett Favre might soon have another NFL record added to his career. He tossed three touchdown passes in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Panthers, tying him with Dan Marino for most career three-touchdown pass games. Here's a look at the full list:
Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly injured his shoulder, but McCarthy said he should be available for Thursday's game at Detroit. ... McCarthy said Packers running back Ryan Grant had a "mild" ankle sprain after another good game, gaining 88 yards on 20 carries. His availability for Thursday was not clear. ... Green Bay scored its first touchdown on Tramon Williams' 94-yard punt return when Carolina kicker John Kasay punted after faking a field goal attempt.
Packers QB Brett Favre was patient against Carolina’s zone defense and used excellent field vision to spread the ball around to six different receivers. Green Bay also got another solid outing from RB Ryan Grant in its zone running game, and balance continues to be a big key for the Packers. The Panthers were hurt by the absence of No. 1 WR Steve Smith, and the Packers’ 4-3 pressure schemes kept aging QB Vinny Testaverde and the rest of the undermanned Carolina offense off-balance most of the game.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||5.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:54||Tramon Williams 94 Yd Punt Return (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||7|
|FG||05:03||John Kasay 26 Yd||3||7|
|TD||11:13||Greg Jennings 4 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||3||14|
|TD||01:16||Donald Lee 26 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||3||21|
|TD||12:46||Donald Lee 12 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||3||28|
|TD||03:21||Christian Fauria 2 Yd Pass From Vinny Testaverde (John Kasay Kick)||10||28|
|TD||04:22||Drew Carter 5 Yd Pass From Vinny Testaverde (John Kasay Kick)||17||28|
|FG||02:41||Mason Crosby 47 Yd||17||31|