Rodgers breaks Favre Packers’ record for career TD assists
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Aaron Rodgers passed Brett Favre to become the leader of the Green Bay Packers in career touchdown passes.
Rodgers threw his 443rd career touchdown pass with an 11-yard goal to Allen Lazard in the Packers’ first quarter of Saturday’s game with the Cleveland Browns. Lazard caught the pass around the 7-yard line, walked up the field and dove into the right corner of the end zone to give the Packers a 7-6 lead.
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Favre threw 508 touchdown passes during his Hall of Fame career, but only 442 of them with Green Bay. Favre threw 22 touchdown passes with the New York Jets in 2008 and 44 with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009-10.
Rodgers, the 24th overall pick in the 2005 California Draft, supported Favre for three seasons before becoming Green Bay’s starting quarterback in 2008.
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Rodgers greeted supporters from the sideline as the crowd at Lambeau Field gave him a warm ovation. A video message from Favre played on the scoreboard after Rodgers broke the record.
“Hey, 12 years old, congratulations, man, for breaking my touchdown record,” Favre said. “I have a request: go get us another Super Bowl. Congratulations.”
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