Another weekly honor for Manning

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning Wednesday was named the National Football League's AFC Player of the Week on offense.

NFL: Green Bay 34, Minnesota 31

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired Sunday to give the Green Bay Packers a 34-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL: Green Bay 28, Washington 14

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers scored on their first three possessions Sunday and held on to top the Washington Redskins 28-14.

Brett Favre's wife has breast cancer

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Deanna Favre, had a lumpectomy in New York after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

NFL: Green Bay 41, Dallas 20

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ahman Green rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 41-20, for their first home win this season.

NFL: Green Bay 38, Detroit 10

DETROIT, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Brett Favre snapped Green Bay's four-game losing streak Sunday with a 257-yard, two-touchdown performance as the Packers downed Detroit, 38-10.

NFL: Tennessee 48, Green Bay 27

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans got two early touchdowns from Chris Brown and never trailed Monday in a 48-27 rout of the Green Bay Packers.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2004 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Nall now Packers' primary backup QB

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Craig Nall, who has thrown just one NFL pass, is now the main backup to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

Packer star's kin in fatal ATV accident

SUMRALL, Miss., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The brother-in-law of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has died of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Brett Favre to start against Giants

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers listed quarterback Brett Favre as probable Wednesday for Monday night's game against Tennessee.

Packers quarterback suffers concussion

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre suffered a concussion Sunday while playing against the New York Giants.

NFL: NY Giants 14, Green Bay 7

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Kurt Warner threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey early in the fourth quarter Sunday as the New York Giants beat Green Bay, 14-7.

NFL: Indianapolis 45, Green Bay 31

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning passed for 393 yards and five touchdowns Sunday to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

NFL: Chicago 21, Green Bay 10

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Thomas Jones rushed for 152 yards and one touchdown Sunday to help the Chicago Bears ambush Green Bay 21-10.
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Brett Favre
Greg Lewis (L) and Brett Favre, both of the Minnesota Vikings, accept the award for best play at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 14, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced /ˈfɑrv/; born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992–2007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009–2010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. He officially retired on January 17, 2011.

Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, and started every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs).

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