Packers QB Aaron Rodgers breaks Brett Favre's franchise record with 443rd TD pass

Aaron Rodgers has moved into the top spot in Packers history.

Rodgers' first-quarter touchdown pass to Allen Lazard in Saturday's 24-22 win over the Cleveland Browns pushed his career passing touchdown total to 443, surpassing the 442-touchdown Packers franchise record held by Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

The California product ranks fifth in all-time touchdown passes in NFL history, and third in passing touchdowns thrown with one team, trailing only Tom Brady (Patriots) and Drew Brees (Saints).

"It's a lot of touchdowns," Rodgers told FOX Sports' Erin Andrews after the game. "Like I said this week, it's a lot of moments in those touchdowns. It's almost apropos that I throw the record-breaker on double-stick, which is a base concept in the West coast offense I learned 17 years ago -- and that's just full circle. I'm very fortunate to have played with the guys I've played with, to be coached by the men I was coached by over the years. So much respect and gratitude for this game.

"Appreciate Brett with the shout out. I got to sit behind a legend for three years, and see what greatness looked like first-hand. That's an experience that changed my life forever."

Rodgers added two more touchdown passes in the first half, both red-zone strikes to Davante Adams, to finish the game with 445 career TD strikes.

Rodgers surpassed Favre in one less season than the Hall of Famer needed to reach 442 touchdown passes, but the biggest difference came in touchdown-to-interception ratio. Favre finished his Packers career with a ratio of 442-286. Rodgers reached 443 with just 93 career interceptions.

"It's a longevity record," Rodgers said, "but it's one I'm pretty proud of."

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