Brett Favre Throws 500th Career Touchdown, Eclipses 70,000 Yards

Eric Streller@1weekfantasyContributor IIOctober 12, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Brett Favre #4 and Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate after Moss caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Favre in the third quarter against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The touchdown was the 500th passing touchdown of Favre's career.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre hit two milestones on the same drive on Monday Night Football. Despite having a rough weekend because of all the speculation surrounding his Tiger Woods-esque relationships with Jenn Sterger and Jets trainers, Favre maintained his composure after a ugly first half to do something that no other quarterback has ever done.

First off, Favre went over 70,000 yards on a completion to Percy Harvin. Favre will soon be 10,000 yards ahead of the second place QB on the list, Dan Marino. Marino threw for 61,361 in his career. Peyton Manning is third on the list with 51,737. Manning just recently passed John Elway for third place.

A handful of plays later, Favre completed his 500th career touchdown pass to who else but Randy Moss. Favre was already the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes. He is ahead of Dan Marino, who is the only other quarterback to even throw for more than 400 touchdowns in his career with 420.

One interesting note from Monday Night's game against the New York Jets was the way that the Favre to Moss era got started.

On the first play of the game, it was actually a Moss to Favre completion to start the game. Favre handed the ball off to Adrian Peterson, who handed it back to Moss on a reverse. Moss then proceeded to throw an 11-yard completion to Favre. Unfortunately, Favre was called for a penalty for ineligible receiver down field.

Congratulations to Brett Favre for reaching both 500 touchdowns and 70,000 yards. Those numbers almost seem unheard of.

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