12:30 PM ET, November 22, 2007
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT (AP) -- Brett Favre sported a white T-shirt, carpenter's pants and a scruffy beard.It was the only time he looked like just another guy on Thanksgiving.
Dan Marino's numerous records are slowly being taken over -- all by the same person. Brett Favre took control of another Marino record, this time becoming the player with the most career games with three or more touchdowns.
Brett Favre has swiped record after record this season. Now his resume includes the most consecutive completions in Packers history, surpassing the team record of 18 and his personal best of 14. Here are his career best consecutive completions:
|Lions (Nov. 2007)|
|Bears (Oct. 2007)|
|Giants (Sept. 2007)|
|Bills (Sept. 2000)|
Favre's streak was two short of matching the NFL mark. ... Green Bay's 1962 championship-winning team was 10-1 after losing on Thanksgiving at Detroit and the 1929 Packers were 10-0-1 following a tie with the Frankford Yellow Jackets. ... The Lions had starting OT George Foster inactive, a move that backfired when his replacement, Jonathan Scott, left the game early because of a hamstring injury. ... Green Bay CB/PR Charles Woodson (toe), DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (ankle), DT Colin Cole (forearm) and Lions CB Stanley Wilson (knee) were injured.
With Al Harris blanketing Roy Williams, and Charles Woodson suffering a toe injury early on, Jon Kitna continually forced the ball to Calvin Johnson. While Jarrett Bush's coverage of Johnson, who possesses advantageous size, strength and leaping ability, was generally quite good, there were plays to be made here. Johnson repeatedly came up short early in the game and it crippled the Lions' offense. Johnson stepped up in a big way in the fourth quarter, though, and the Lions were exponentially more effective. This could be a game that the ultratalented rookie looks back on as a turning point in his extremely promising career. In the opposite matchup, Detroit's cover men were completely overmatched by the Packers' array of receivers. Even though the Lions made a game of it in the fourth quarter, the Packers are a very formidable team.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||8.3||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:11||Jason Hanson 47 Yd||0||3|
|FG||06:04||Jason Hanson 41 Yd||0||6|
|TD||14:43||Greg Jennings 11 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||6|
|TD||07:41||Ryan Grant 5 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||14||6|
|FG||06:15||Jason Hanson 45 Yd||14||9|
|FG||00:00||Mason Crosby 20 Yd||17||9|
|TD||11:13||Greg Jennings 4 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||24||9|
|FG||05:15||Jason Hanson 52 Yd||24||12|
|TD||01:48||Ruvell Martin 3 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||31||12|
|FG||13:08||Mason Crosby 20 Yd||34||12|
|TD||09:58||Calvin Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Jon Kitna (Jason Hanson Kick)||34||19|
|TD||06:34||Kevin Jones 1 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||34||26|
|FG||01:44||Mason Crosby 26 Yd||37||26|