Favre congratulates Manning for record

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning embrace following their game at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis in September 2004.

Brett Favre congratulated Denver quarterback Peyton Manning for breaking his all-time NFL passing record in the most Brett Favre way imaginable.

The former Packers quarterback took a moment from his hunting trip to send Manning a video message from his tree stand after the 39-year-old quarterback surpassed Favre’s record of 71,838 career passing yards, which stood for five years as the league record.

“Man, I’m very happy for you,” said Favre, whose video was posted on the Broncos' Facebook page. “Good luck man, you’re the best.”

It was the lone bright spot in what was otherwise a long day for Manning, who completed only 5-of-20 passes for 35 yards with four interceptions before being benched for backup quarterback Brock Osweiler in the Broncos’ 29-13 loss to Kansas City. He finished the game with 71,871 career passing yards.

Favre will be back in Green Bay for his No. 4 jersey retirement ceremony during halftime of the Packers’ Thanksgiving game against Chicago.

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