Happy Birthday #4 (Updated and Poll)

2nd Update: It is PurpleEaters' Birthday today so please feel free to spam him with your wishes.


1st Update: Now that I am at work today, I got the time to update the stats and records and add a poll at the end. Any inconvenience is regretted.

@Favre: For about 20 years you were one of the most hated man in Minnesota. The fact that many Vikings will hate you again after you leave our team is a testament to your excellence in this game. That is how well you have played and made us angry over the years. But for now the Vikings Nation wishes you a Very Happy Birthday and salutes your achievements:


  • Consecutive starts as a quarterback: 286 (310 including playoffs)
  • Consecutive starts as a position player: 286 (310 including playoffs)
  • Career regular-season victories by a starting quarterback: 181 (Regular-season record: 181–105)
  • Wins by a starting quarterback in one stadium: 90, Lambeau Field (including once as a Minnesota Viking)
  • Wins by a starting quarterback against a single opponent: 28, Detroit Lions (19–0 in home games)
  • Completions, Attempts, Passing Yards, Touchdown Passes against a single opponent: Detroit Lions: 790 completions, 1,247 attempts, 9,219 passing yards, 60 touchdown passes
  • Career passing touchdowns: 499
  • Career passing yards: 69,725
  • Career pass completions: 6,098
  • Career pass attempts: 9,838
  • Career games with at least 1 touchdown pass: 243
  • Career games with at least 2 touchdown passes: 157
  • Career games with at least 3 touchdown passes: 71
  • Career games with at least 4 touchdown passes: 23
  • Career games with at least 200 passing yards: 202
  • (2nd) Career games with at least 300 passing yards: 61 (Dan Marino is 1st with 63)
  • One of 11 quarterbacks to throw a 99 yard TD pass (longest possible pass)
  • Touchdown passes of 80+ yards: 9
  • Touchdown passes of 70+ yards: 15
  • Touchdown passes of 20+ yards: 165
  • 1 yard touchdown passes: 37
  • 1 yard touchdown passes, passer/receiver combination: 8, Brett Favre/Bubba Franks
  • Career games with at least 30 completions: 24 (Peyton Manning is 2nd with 18)
  • Career games with at least 20 completions: 185 (Peyton Manning is 2nd with 138)
  • Brett Favre & Sterling Sharpe tied Dan Marino & Mark Clayton's record for most passer/receiver touchdown combinations in a season in 1994: 18-broken by Tom Brady and Randy Moss(23) in 2007.
  • (2nd) Consecutive games with a TD pass: 36 (Johnny Unitas, 47)
  • (2nd) Consecutive seasons with a TD pass: 19 (Vinny Testaverde, 21)
  • Most consecutive AP NFL MVP awards: 3 (1995–1997)
  • Career playoff pass completions: 481
  • Career playoff pass attempts: 791
  • Career playoff passing yards: 5,855
  • (2nd) Career playoff passing touchdowns: 44 (Montana, 45)
  • (5th) Career playoff wins as starting QB: 13 (Joe Montana, 16; Tom Brady, 14; Terry Bradshaw, 14; John Elway, 14)
  • Only quarterback to have led a team to victory over all thirty-two teams in the league since the NFL first expanded to 32 franchises in 2002.
  • Recorded the most victories in different NFL stadiums (32).
  • One of four quarterbacks to lead the league in touchdown passes four times. The others are Johnny UnitasLen Dawson and Steve Young
  • First known player to be a grandfather while active in the NFL.
  • Oldest Starting Quarterback to win a playoff game by beating Dallas in the 2009 Divisional Playoff game at 40 years and 99 days beating Phil Simms mark of 39 years and 68 days.
  • Have engineered 43 fourth quarter or overtime victories.

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