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Favre looks to end struggles in Philadelphia

Sep 26, 2006 - 10:00 PM Green Bay (1-2) at Philadelphia (2-1) Monday 8:30 pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- "The City of Brotherly Love" has not been kind to Brett Favre.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback of the Green Bay Packers never has won in the city of Philadelphia heading into Monday night's game against the Eagles.

Favre has lost all five of his career starts at Philadelphia, throwing for just four touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The last three visits to Philadelphia have been especially forgettable for Favre, who will make his 225th consecutive start.

In a divisional playoff game in the 2003 season, Favre threw an ill-advised pass that was intercepted in overtime by Pro Bowl free safety Brian Dawkins. The miscue set up David Akers' field goal that gave the Eagles a 20-17 victory.

In 2004, Favre had the second-longest streak in NFL history with at least one touchdown pass stopped at 36 games in a 47-17 loss here to the Eagles.

Last November 27, Favre completed just 15-of-33 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in a 19-14 loss.

Green Bay has lost eight in a row overall in Philadelphia since a victory at Franklin Field in 1962.

Favre does enter this contest with the momentum of back-to-back games with at least 300 yards passing. He joined Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 400 touchdown passes after going 25-of-36 for 340 yards and three scores in last Sunday's 31-24 victory at Detroit.

If Favre is going to put up big numbers again, he will have to receive protection from an offensive line that has rookie starters at both guard positions. Philadelphia is second in the league with 16 sacks.

After a fourth-quarter collapase against the New York Giants two weeks ago, the Eagles rebounded last Sunday with a 38-24 victory at San Francisco.

Running back Brian Westbrook accounted for 164 total yards and three touchdowns and Donovan McNabb passed for 296 yards and a pair of scores.

Westbrook and McNabb, who both endured season-ending injuries in 2005, are off to strong starts. Westbrook has accounted for 420 yards (256 rushing, 164 receiving) and five touchdowns, while McNabb has completed over 61 percent of his passes for a league-leading 960 yards and seven touchdowns.

However, Westbrook will miss the game with a sore knee.

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