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Favre third member of 50,000-yard club

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 18, 2005) -- Brett Favre joined Dan Marino and John Elway in the 50,000-yard passing club.

Favre entered Green Bay's game against Cleveland 65 yards shy of the mark, and reached the milestone on a 17-yard pass to running back Ahman Green in the second quarter at Lambeau Field.

Marino holds the NFL record with 61,361 yards passing and Elway is second at 51,475.

Favre, in his 14th season as a starter, also entered play three touchdowns shy of Elway's single-stadium NFL record and threw one to Donald Driver on Green Bay's first possession.

Elway threw 180 touchdown passes at Mile High Stadium. Favre had 178 TD tosses at Lambeau Field. He also had 17 at old Milwaukee County Stadium, where he played nine times before the Packers abandoned the baseball stadium in the mid-1990s and moved all their games to Green Bay.

Marino threw 155 TD passes at Pro Player/Joe Robbie Stadium and 68 at the Orange Bowl.

The Associated Press News Service

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