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New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

NFL: Denver 26, Oakland 13

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The 70th 300-yard passing game of Peyton Manning's career and four field goals by Matt Prater Thursday boosted Denver to a 26-13 victory over Oakland.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
By United Press International

Brett Favre eyes high school job

BILOXI, Miss., July 21 (UPI) -- Former quarterback Brett Favre has the job of running the offense at a Mississippi high school in his sites, his agent confirmed.

NFL reveals Saints 'bounty' evidence

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The NFL Monday revealed some of the evidence it has compiled that the New Orleans Saints conducted a "bounty" program against opposing players.
Saints hit with suspensions for bounties

Saints hit with suspensions for bounties

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- The NFL suspended New Orleans Coach Sean Payton and former assistant Gregg Williams Wednesday for their role in a plot to intentionally hurt opposing players.
Report: Colts to release Peyton Manning

Report: Colts to release Peyton Manning

INDIANAPOLIS, March 6 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts will release quarterback Peyton Manning this week, ESPN reported Tuesday.
NFL: Saints paid to injure opponents

NFL: Saints paid to injure opponents

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- The NFL announced Friday New Orleans Saints defensive players had received extra payment for attempting to intentionally injure opponents.
Tebow named favorite current athlete in ESPN poll

Tebow named favorite current athlete in ESPN poll

BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- ESPN said its monthly Sports Poll dubbed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as the favorite currently active pro athlete in the United States.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
By United Press International
Angelo: No new QBs for Bears

Angelo: No new QBs for Bears

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The general manager of the Chicago Bears said it makes no sense to bring in a new quarterback with only four games remaining in the regular season.

Texans QB Leinart to have surgery

HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart will need surgery after fracturing his throwing shoulder, Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.

NFL: New Orleans 27, Tampa Bay 16

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Brees tossed a touchdown pass in his 36th straight game Sunday and the New Orleans Saints held on to beat Tampa Bay 27-16.
Letterman mocks Kardashian breakup

Letterman mocks Kardashian breakup

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- David Letterman dedicated a Top 10 list to U.S. reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who this week filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
By United Press International
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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
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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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