Favre is first in NFL to reach 500 TDs, 70,000 passing yards

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brett Favre became the first player in NFL history to throw 500 touchdown passes, connecting with Randy Moss late in the third quarter of the Minnesota Vikings' loss Monday night to the New York Jets.

On a third-and-17 play from the Jets' 37, Favre reared back and lofted the ball perfectly into Moss' hands in the back right corner of the end zone with 2:10 left in the third quarter, cutting the Vikings' deficit to 12-7.

The Vikings acquired Moss from the New England Patriots on Wednesday.

Favre also became the first NFL player to reach 70,000 passing yards three plays earlier, when he connected with Percy Harvin for 22 yards. Favre needed 74 passing yards to reach the milestone, and he had mostly struggled through three quarters.

The Jets won, 29-20.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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