American Football: Packers' Favre equals NFL passing mark

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The Independent Online

Brett Favre's 420th career touchdown pass meant more than just drawing even with Dan Marino.

The 57-yard completion to Greg Jennings, with just over two minutes remaining, tied Marino's all-time NFL record for career TD passes and rallied the Packers past the San Diego Chargers for a 31-24 victory on Sunday.

Favre's 38th career fourth-quarter comeback came one series after the Chargers' defence stopped Favre and the undefeated Packers (3-0) cold on fourth-and-goal.

It spoiled a breakout game for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who started 15-for-15 to tie Dan Fouts' franchise record for consecutive completions. Rivers drove the Chargers to take the lead in the third quarter.

Favre finished 28-of-35 for 369 yards and three touchdowns.

Joining the Packers among the NFL's undefeated after three games were the Dallas Cowboys and three AFC sides, the Super Bowl champions Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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