This time, when the Green Bay Packers wanted to throw Brett Favre another retirement party, he obliged them by staying retired. He was briefly a Jet and a Viking, but Favre's return to Lambeau Field on Thursday to have his jersey retired allowed adoring fans to give thanks for what he always was — an enduring Packers legend. The cheers continued during an appearance by a bonus legend — Bart Starr. C10

Thursday's scores

Chicago 17, Green Bay 13: The Bears held on to put the Vikings back on top in the NFC North for now.

Carolina 33, Dallas 14: The Panthers remained undefeated; Tony Romo out again with injured collarbone.

Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14: Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson led Lions to their third win in a row.