Favre was the victim of a record-breaking sack by Strahan late in the fourth quarter but helped the Packers lock up a home playoff game in a 34-25 victory over the New York Giants.
By the fourth quarter, Green Bay had a 34-10 lead, and the only thing hanging in the balance was whether Strahan would record a sack.
He did with 2:42 left, when Favre missed a handof, rolled right and fell at Strahan's feet.
The sack gave Strahan 22 1/2 -- one-half more than the record Mark Gastineau set with the New York Jets in 1984. But the mark was overshadowed by the Giants' inability to make the playoffs after reaching the Super Bowl last year.
"I couldn't have personally asked for a better season," said Strahan, who has 84 1/2 sacks in nine years. "Teamwise, I could ask for a lot better and that's the part that hurts.
Gastineau, who played at Giants Stadium as a member of the Jets, was in attendance, moving from a suite to the field in the fourth quarter.
"It's almost like if I had a torch right now, I would pass it on him, but mine went out a long time ago," said Gastineau, whose life after football has been marred by domestic trouble, among other things.
Last week in Philadelphia, Strahan broke Lawrence Taylor's team mark of 20 1/2 sacks. Ironically, Taylor needed 1 1/2 to match Gastineau's mark in the 1986 season finale -- a home game with Green Bay.
Although neither Strahan or Favre admitted to corroborating on the sack, they did have an exchange just before the play.
"Strahan can get sacks on his own, so we don't have to give them to him," Green Bay coach Mike Sherman said. "He's a good enough player that he can sack people."
Favre congratulated Strahan after the sack, then accepted praise as the Packers (12-4) clinched a homefield wild card playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers next week. They have never lost a postseason game at Lambeau Field (10-0).
"It's a significant opportunity for us to bring the 49ers to Lambeau Field as opposed to us going there," Sherman said.
The defending NFC champion Giants (7-9) finished the year with their eighth loss in 12 games.
Strahan wasn't the only Giant to set an NFL record. Quarterback Kerry Collins had his hand in another, albeit a dubious one, fumbling three times to bring his season total to 22.
Tony Banks held the previous record with 21 fumbles for St. Louis in 1996.
Collins, who recovered two of his fumbles but threw two interceptions among 59 passes, also became the first quarterback in history to take every snap in two straight seasons.
Green Bay scored 20 straight points bridging the second and third quarters to turn a 14-10 lead into a 34-10 cushion 4:35 before the final period.
The sequence was telling of New York's day.
Holiday lost control of the ball when he was sandwiched by a pair of tacklers, but officials ruled him down by contact, preventing Fassel from challenging.
Nothing seemed to go right for the Giants. They were called for holding on the opening kickoff and Collins followed by fumbling the first snap of the game only to watch running back Ron Dayne recover.
"Mistakes that we made, it is nobody's fault but ours," Collins said. "Opportunities missed are going to be the theme that carries us through the offseason."
Even a good day turned bad for one Giant. Amani Toomer became the first New York receiver since Homer Jones (1966-68) to post three straight 1,000-yard seasons before suffering a concussion.
The calls also went against the Giants. Cornerback Dave Thomas was flagged for a phantom pass interference call midway through the third quarter, leading to a tirade from Fassel and a 43-yard field goal by Longwell.
Longwell kicked a 44-yarder on the final play of the first half to give Green Bay a 17-10 lead. Dorsey Levens then returned the second-half kickoff 53 yards and Ahman Green capped a 31-yard drive with a TD run from New York's 1.
Longwell's second field goal of the day made it 27-10, and Favre's long touchdown pass to Bradford allowed Green Bay cruise to victory.
Favre completed 15-of-30 passes for 315 yards with two TDS and no interceptions. He finished the regular season with 3,921 passing yards and 32 TDs, tying him for second in the NFL.
Green rushed 23 times for 101 yards and two scores. He added two catches for 19 yards but fell 19 yards shy of becoming the first player in franchise history with 2,000 yards from scrimmage in one season.
Bradford and Jay Schroeder combined for 213 yards receiving on only eight catches. Schroeder hauled down a 26-yard TD pass 3:56 into the game to open the scoring.
Just 2:31 later, Green found the end zone from 25 yards after an interception by Sharper.
"We attacked downfield, we attacked short, we did the running as much as we could," Schroeder said. "I think it was a very good offensive team we had today."
The Giants got within 14-10 on an eight-yard TD pass from Collins to Ike Hilliard and 27-yard field goal from Andersen.
Collins went 36-of-59 for 386 yards and ended the season with 3,762 passing yards. Ron Dayne and Tiki Barber combined ffor 146 yards rushing and a pair of scores.