Rodgers went 24 of 34 for 202 yards with three touchdown passes, boosting his career total to 445. Favre, who had a two-decade career in the NFL, threw a total of 508 touchdown passes during his Hall of Fame career. 442 of them were with the Green Bay Packers.
Until the Browns (7-8) produced a second-half threat, the day belonged to Rodgers, who broke Favre’s record by throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard in the first quarter, according to reports from Associated Press.
Rodgers’ career overlapped with Favre for the duration of NFL seasons after which the Quarterback position was in contention. A pre-recorded message from Favre was played on the Lambeau Field scoreboard after Rodgers completed the pass.
“Hey, 12, congratulations, man, on passing my touchdown record,” Favre said. “I have one request. Go get us another Super Bowl. Congrats.”
Wide Receiver Davante Adams caught two similar touchdown passes from the Quarterback, pushing his tally to 10 catches for 114 yards. Adams’ statistics through his NFL career have also been impressive, catching at least 10 passes for 100 years and two touchdowns in eight career games.’
The Packers already have clinched the NFC North title and are seeking the conference’s top playoff seed as they chase their first Super Bowl berth since their 2010 championship season. They have lost in the NFC championship game each of the last two seasons, according to reports from Associated Press.
Green Bay’s defense sealed this victory by sacking Baker Mayfield five times and forcing him into his first career four-interception performance.
(With AP inputs)