In the (end) zone

History Published on : 9/29/2008

With all that he’s accomplished on the football field, it took 18 seasons for Brett Favre to ever throw six touchdowns in a single game. He accomplished the feat during the Jets’ Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 28 ( Game CenterJets 56, Cardinals 35). His performance marked just the 11th time since 1980 that a quarterback has thrown six touchdowns in a game.

Nov. 22, 1981 – Dan Fouts*, San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders
Sept. 21, 1986 – Dan Marino*, Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
Sept. 28, 1986 – Tommy Kramer, Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
Oct. 14, 1990 – Joe Montana*, San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 8, 1991 – Jim Kelly*, Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov. 10, 1991 – Mark Rypien, Washington Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 28, 2003 – Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints
Nov. 25, 2004 – Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts vs. Detroit Lions
Sept. 16, 2007 – Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
Oct. 21, 2007 – Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
Sept. 28, 2008 – Brett Favre, New York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals

* Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Source: Elias Sports Bureau


Record 7 TDs
The NFL record for touchdowns in a game is seven and is shared by five different passers, three of whom are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Minnesota Vikings’ Joe Kapp is the last QB to throw seven TDs in a game (1969). See the complete list>>>