EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brett Favre has become the first player in NFL history to throw 500 touchdown passes, connecting with Randy Moss late in the third quarter of the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
On third-and-17 from the Jets 37, Favre reared back and lofted the ball perfectly into Moss' hands in the back right corner of the end zone with 2:10 left in the third quarter to cut the Vikings' deficit to 12-7.
Moss was acquired from New England last Wednesday.
Favre also became the first to reach 70,000 yards passing three plays earlier, when he connected with Percy Harvin for 22 yards. He needed 74 yards passing to reach the milestone, and had mostly struggled through three quarters.