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Panthers No Match For Favre's Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre won the senior bowl, throwing three touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers' 31-17 victory over fellow passing patriarch Vinny Testaverde and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

It was Favre's 62nd career game with at least three touchdown passes, tying yet another of Dan Marino's records.

The 44-year-old Testaverde and 38-year-old Favre formed the oldest starting quarterbacks duo in NFL history. But Favre is playing like he's in his prime these days, completing 22-of-30 passes for 218 yards on Sunday.

It was the first of three games in 12 days for the Packers (9-1), who play at Detroit on Thanksgiving and at Dallas the following Thursday. It was only the second road loss of the season for the Panthers (4-6), who are winless at home.

Charles Woodson intercepted Testaverde on the next play from scrimmage, but Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard field goal.

Testaverde threw a 5-yard touchdown to Dwayne Jarrett to cut Green Bay's lead to 28-17 with 4:22 left.

Green Bay scored its first touchdown on special teams when Tramon Williams returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown when Carolina kicker John Kasay punted after faking a field goal attempt.


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