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Packers… 35 Giants… 13

September 17, 2007|From the Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brett Favre picked a near-perfect way to become the winningest quarterback in NFL history.

Favre completed his first 14 passes of the second half and threw three touchdown passes to rally the Green Bay Packers to a 35-13 victory over Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday.

The victory was the 149th of Favre's 17-year career and gave him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway.

It also gave the Packers their first 2-0 start since they won their first three in 2001.

The loss was the second straight for the undisciplined and error-prone Giants, something that hasn't happened at the start of a season since 1996 -- the year Dan Reeves got fired.

Favre threw a go-ahead two-yard touchdown pass to Bubba Franks on the Packers' opening series of the second half. The eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback added touchdown tosses of three yards to Donald Lee and 10 yards to Donald Driver.

Quoteworthy: "I think we are a better football team than we have shown." -- Tom Coughlin, Giants coach

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