Brett Favre's Top 5 Wins with the Green Bay Packers

Trent Stutzman@@trentstutzmanContributor IIIJuly 12, 2012

Brett Favre's Top 5 Wins with the Green Bay Packers

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    Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game of football.

    Everyone knows he's the all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns, but one of his lesser known records is that he has more wins than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL.

    He certainly provided the Green Bay Packers with countless remarkable and courageous plays to achieve those wins, but some stand out above the rest.

    It was tough to make this list, but here is my ranking of Favre's most memorable wins as the Green Bay Packers quarterback, along with videos of those memories.

5: Breaks Dan Marino's Touchdown Record

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    Make no mistake, this record wasn't broken in an instant classic. Having said that, whenever an all-time record is broken, it still goes down as a great moment.

    It was September 30, 2007. While it didn't take place at Lambeau Field, it was against the Minnesota Vikings, which made it extra sweet.

    That first-quarter pass to Greg Jennings and a late toss to James Jones made Favre a winner on his special day by a score of 23-16.

4: His First Win

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    On September 20, 1992, starting Green Bay quarterback Don Majkowski went down with an ankle injury after only two pass attempts.

    In came Favre to save the day.

    The second-year starter finished the game with 289 passing yards and two touchdowns, but it was the final drive of the game that will always be remembered.

    Because of Favre's heroics, the Packers beat the Bengals by a score of 24-23.

    The next week began Favre's all-time record of 297 consecutive starts for a quarterback.

3: Ends Green Bay's Playoff Drought

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    In his second year as a starter, Favre completed another magical game-winning drive.

    It was Saturday, January 8, 1994, and the Packers were seeking their first playoff win in 11 years. With the Detroit Lions leading 24-21 with less than two minutes to play, Favre knew he needed to come up big.

    I'll let you watch the rest.

2: A Tribute to Papa Favre

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    I'll let Trey Wingo do the talking on this one.

1. Super Bowl XXXI

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    Favre didn't waste any time making a bang in his first ever Super Bowl appearance.

    In only the second play of the game, Favre hooked up with Andre Rison for a 54-yard touchdown to give Green Bay the lead. The New England Patriots would recoup and take the lead, but Favre wouldn't let his team go away.

    He finished with 246 passing yards and two touchdowns and added four rushing attempts for 12 yards and another touchdown.

    Favre's performance powered the Packers to their first Super Bowl victory since the Vince Lombardi-led dynasty of the 1960s.

    Favre very easily could have been named Super Bowl MVP, but returner Desmond Howard took home the trophy with 244 total return yards.