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Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes in his victorious debut yesterday for the New York Jets. Favre earned his 161st NFL victory as the Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins 20-14 on a day where one saw New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady go down for with a knee injury. Brady was placed on injured reserve today, ending his season

Favre connected on 15-24 passes to seven different receivers and threw zero interceptions. Coming into the game, the former Green Bay Packer only knew about 75 percent of New York’s playbook due to his late training camp arrival. However, that didn’t slow down Favre his first TD pass was hauled in by Jerricho Cotchery for 56 yards. Favre play-actioned to Thomas Jones and Cotchery broke free form corner Andre Goodman to make the game 7-0.  Favre extended his NFL record in TD passes to 443 with his first as a Jet.

Favre’s second TD pass came on a fourth-and-13 that gave the Jets a 13-7 lead. The three-time NFL MVP escaped the pursuit from defensive tackle Randy Starks and lofted a pass to the goal line where a leaping Chansi Stuckey made the catch for a touchdown. A lesser-confident and experienced quarterback would not have heaved the ball in the end zone full full of Dolphin cornerbacks. Favre’s veteran saavvy and guts showed on this play as he was not afraid of the interception.  In fact, an interception would have been the next best thing because then the Dolphins would have taken over in poor field position. The Jets also opted to go for on it fourth down because kicker Mike Nugent was temporarily sidelined due to a thigh injury he suffered previously in the second quarter

With the Dolphins respecting Favre’s arm strength and the improved offensive line, Thomas Jones had a fine day rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown. His TD increased the lead to 20-7 with one minute left in the third quarter. The Jets have their home opener this Sunday against what appears to be a Brady-less Patriots team.

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