Favre's pickoffs add up in Cincinnati victory

By Times Staff
Published October 31, 2005

CINCINNATI - Not even Brett Favre can overcome five interceptions, though he sure came close.

Green Bay, down 21-14, drove from its 5-yard line to the Bengals 28, but Favre was sacked on the next play. He then threw from beyond the line of scrimmage, an illegal pass, on fourth down.

Carson Palmer's 27-yard touchdown to Jeremi Johnson made it 21-7 and was set up by Favre's fifth interception.

The Bengals had five interceptions - two by Deltha O'Neal - for the third time this season.

"They were sure moving that ball," O'Neal said. "(Favre) was doing that comeback king stuff."

NOTABLE: Favre passed John Elway and moved into second place for career passes (7,264) and yards (51,754). Elway had 7,250 attempts and 51,475 yards. Dan Marino (8,358 for 61,361) leads both categories.