At Minnesota, Brett Favre throws his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino’s NFL record. Just under three months later in St. Louis, he breaks Marino’s league record for career passing yards.
The first record-breaker, in the Metrodome, came on a slant pass to receiver Greg Jennings in a victory that got the Packers off to a 4-0 start. One week earlier, a long catch-and-run touchdown by Jennings tied Marino’s mark as part of a dramatic win over San Diego.
The second record-setter, for yardage, came a short completion to Donald Driver in a late-season win that put the Packers at 12-2, already having clinched the NFC North and now in a position for a first-round playoff bye.
Favre had spontaneously done a fireman’s carry of Driver the previous year, after a long touchdown pass in San Francisco, and he repeated the antics with Jennings following the record-breaking TD pass.Both records had stood since Marino’s retirement in 1999, and they’ve both since been surpassed by Peyton Manning.