Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre tries to elude Carolina Panther defensive end Micheal Rucker in the second half at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 3, 2005. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre celebrates one of his touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17 at Lincoln Financial Field on January 11, 2004. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (4) and offensive guard Jason Spitz (72) celebrate their 26-7 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on December 31, 2006. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre talks with running back Ahman Green (30) on the sideline in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on September 24, 2006. The Packers defeated the Lions 31-24. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre walks onto the field against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter on December 4, 2005 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears won 19-7. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates Ryan Grant's 66-yard touchdown run during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on December 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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