Favre Carves Up Lions for Thanksgiving

QB notches 20 straight completions, 381 yards in 37-26 romp
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 22, 2007 9:58 PM CST
Football fan Alex Papp wears a turkey crown during the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions NFL football game on Thanksgiving day in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Thanksgiving for Brett Favre was another career day in a surprising year filled with them; the signal-caller was 31-for-41 for 381 yards and three scores, at one point completing 20 straight passes. His fumble on the opening snap was his only gaffe, and even his opposite number conceded he was "the greatest ever."

Detroit was once 6-2 and on pace for the playoffs; now, three straight losses have dealt a severe blow to their ability to stay in playoff contention. Favre, who reserved his excitement for an ice cream sandwich after the press conference, explained, "I threw it. They caught it. Nothing spectacular."