Packers-Bucs

Packers-Bucs

Although the most important numbers added up to bad news for the Pack Sunday in Tampa, the game did include some notable milestones.<P>

Put it on the board: With his first quarter touchdown pass to Donald Driver, Brett Favre ran his streak of consecutive 20-plus TD seasons to nine. That puts Favre second on the NFL's all-time list. Dan Marino holds the top spot with 10 consecutive seasons (1983-92) with 20 or more scoring passes.

Leader of the sack:

Kabeer Gbaja Biamila's sack of Rob Johnson gave him 10 for the season. That makes him the first Packer to post back-to-back double digit sack campaigns since Reggie White did it in 1997-98.

Takeaway turnaround:

Green Bay may have to surrender it's Team Takeaway crown to Sunday's victor. Tampa had the No. 1 ranked defense coming into the game, and added four more interceptions to their league-leading total which now stands at 25. Green Bay was second with 19, and added one on Na'il Diggs first quarter pick.

Hardy homecoming:

Longtime Tampa Bay favorite Hardy Nickerson said he enjoyed his trip back to Florida and celebrated with seven tackles. He was met with mixed cheers and boos from the Raymond James Stadium crowd Sunday.

Sunday's injuries: The Packers received no respite from the injury onslaught. Chad Clifton was hurt on a blindside hit by Warren Sapp, which drew the ire of coach Mike Sherman in an exchange with Sapp after the game. Clifton gave the Packers a scare as he was motionless on the Raymond James turf for a long time before leaving on a cart. He reportedly has a hip injury, and the extent is unknown. Paris Lenon hurt his wrist and Gilbert Brown left the game with an ankle injury suffered on the first play of the second half and did not return. More information on injuries is expected Monday.

The streak goes on:

Playing in his 170th consecutive regular season game today, Brett Favre extends the second-longest such streak in team history. Only Forrest Gregg played in more consecutive regular season games for the Packers, holding the record at 187. Also today, Favre extends his NFL record for consecutive regular season starts by a quarterback to 168.

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