Originally created 12/15/03

Green breaks Jim Taylor's single-season rushing record



SAN DIEGO -- Green Bay's Ahman Green broke the oldest team single-season rushing record in the NFL on Sunday when he eclipsed Hall of Famer Jim Taylor's mark of 1,474 yards set in 1962.

Green needed 12 yards coming into the game against the San Diego Chargers, and he got them all, and more, on the opening drive. He broke Taylor's record on a 9-yard run to the Chargers 4. That gave him 1,480 for the season, and he scored on a 4-yard run on the next play.

Green is in his fourth season with the Packers and his sixth in the NFL. His previous season-high was 1,387 in 2001 with the Packers.

Just before halftime, Brett Favre threw a touchdown pass in his 23rd straight game to set the franchise record. He had been tied with Cecil Isbell, who threw TD passes in 22 straight games during the 1941-42 seasons.

Favre hit Donald Driver on a 7-yard pass to give the Packers a 17-3 lead with 33 seconds left before halftime. It took Favre just 44 seconds to move the Packers 70 yards in seven plays.