BALTIMORE — Brett Favre was supposed to be the main attraction. Kyle Boller and the Baltimore Ravens stole the show.

Boller put on a dazzling performance Monday night, outplaying Favre while leading the Ravens to a 48-3 rout of the Green Bay Packers.

Boller completed 19 of 27 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns, and Favre was 14-for-29 for 144 yards and two interceptions. It all added up to the most lopsided game in the history of ABC “Monday Night Football” and the Packers’ worst loss since a 61-7 defeat at Chicago in 1980.

“We just fell in a hole. Not just Brett, but all around, we struggled,” Green Bay receiver Donald Driver said. “It was a shame that we played on Monday Night Football like this. Usually, we have a show, but the Baltimore Ravens were the show and we were just there.”

Soon before he took a seat with 8 minutes to go, Boller made a point of thanking each of his offensive linemen for helping him avoid being sacked even once.

“It was a really good win,” Boller said. “My teammates, my guys, they allowed me to do that.”

Favre, meanwhile, struggled from the outset in his final appearance on ABC’s “Monday Night Football.” The 15-year veteran has enjoyed many memorable moments on Monday night, but this was one he would prefer to forget.

After going a third straight start without a touchdown pass for the first time in his career, Favre was replaced by Aaron Rodgers late in the third quarter.

“I thought it was time to take him out,” Packers coach Mike Sherman said. “The game was getting out of hand, and it was an opportunity to take a look at the young quarterback.”

Favre’s two interceptions gave him a career-high 24 for the season. One of them was made by Deion Sanders, the 53rd of his career.

Favre refused to talk to the media afterward.

“It just seemed like he was throwing balls up in the air, which is not typical of him,” Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister said.

Sherman couldn’t think of a worse way to spend the latter part of his birthday.

“It’s bad enough being 51 years old, and you put this on top of it, and it’s pretty bad,” he said. “It was tough to watch. We didn’t execute any phase of our game.”

It was the low point of an awful season for the Packers (3-11), who trailed 24-3 at halftime and 34-3 after three quarters.

A 35-yard fumble return by Adalius Thomas with 17 seconds left enabled the Ravens (5-9) to set a franchise record for points. But the victory did little to salvage a season that long ago went sour.

“This is what we were hoping for from the beginning,” offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden said. “Better late than never, I guess.”

Green Bay played the final three quarters without running back Samkon Gado, who left with a sprained knee ligament after gaining 45 yards on six carries.

Todd Heap caught nine passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. The fifth-year tight end has 2,841 career yards receiving, breaking the team mark held by Qadry Ismail.

“That was the most fun I’ve had this season,” Heap said. “Kyle and I said before the game, ’Let’s just go out and have fun tonight.’ And we did. It shows what we’re capable of doing.”

Jamal Lewis ran for 105 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens, who are 5-2 at home and winless on the road.

Boller was 14-of-18 in the first half, then added a 27-yard touchdown pass to Heap on the Ravens’ first possession of the third quarter, leaving Favre with no chance of pulling off one of his patented comebacks.

Instead, Favre lasted only two more series before calling it a night.

Not long after that, many in the crowd of 70,604 — the largest to watch an NFL game in Baltimore — began filing out.

After the Packers went three-and-out on the game’s opening series, B.J. Sams returned a punt 49 yards to the Green Bay 18. That set up a 2-yard scoring pass from Boller to Heap, the second time this season Baltimore scored a touchdown on its first drive.

The Ravens made it 14-0 on their next possession. A 17-yard run by Lewis and a 22-yard pass to Derrick Mason set up an 11-yard touchdown run by rookie wide receiver Mark Clayton, who took the snap in shotgun formation and sprinted around right end.

It was the most points the Ravens scored in the opening quarter this season, and more points than they scored in seven of their previous 13 games.

Ahmad Carroll took the ensuring kickoff 57 yards, setting up a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell.

That, as it turned out, was the extent of Green Bay’s offense.

Notes: Baltimore has allowed only one touchdown in its five home wins. ... Sanders has five interceptions on Monday Night Football.

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