Brett Favre goes out of his way to say he cares about winning, not going after records. He managed to do both at the same time on Sunday.
Favre found Greg Jennings on a slant pattern for the record-tying 420th touchdown pass of his career. The 57-yard completion erased a four-point deficit to the San Diego Chargers with just over two minutes left and rallied the undefeated Packers (3-0) to a 31-24 win. Favre is now tied with Dan Marino for the most touchdown passes in NFL history.
"I could care less about the record," said Favre, who was 28-of-35 for 369 yards and three touchdowns. "Everybody's congratulating me, but I told them it doesn't mean anything if we don't win the game."
Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Kevin Curtis treated Detroit's defense like a scout team.
As Cleveland's Phil Dawson lined up for the potential game-winning field goal, Oakland coach Lane Kiffin told the line judge he wanted to call a timeout before the kick. After watching Denver coach Mike Shanahan use that same strategy to beat his Raiders in overtime last week, Kiffin figured he'd try it himself.
"The rookie coach learned something from the veteran last week," Raiders receiver Ronald Curry said. "He called a timeout at the end and Tommy made a great block on the kick."
First-and-goal at the 1. Fifty-eight seconds left in the game. A defense that had stunk up the NFL for two weeks was on the verge of blowing the game. What was it like in the New York Giants defensive huddle?
"If I put you in that huddle, your ears might bleed," defensive tackle Barry Cofield said. "At that point, it's not about technique, it's not about the call, it's all about getting fired up and realizing what's at stake. We just came off the ball and did what we had to do."
"We wanted to run the ball down their throat. That was the game plan," said Bowe, who caught Damon Huard's go-ahead 16-yard touchdown pass with less than 10 minutes remaining. But the second half, we made some changes."
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.