Favre’s Streak Ends at 297
We all knew it had to end some time. The question was whether Brett Favre’s consecutive game streak would end at his (final) retirement, or if an illness or injury would slow him down. Today, we find out that The Streak will end at 297 consecutive games started. Brett Favre is on the Vikings inactive list for tonight’s game against the New York Giants. For the first time since September 27, 1992, an NFL game will start with Brett Favre on the sidelines.
The Streak is the second longest in the history of the NFL, and by far the longest of any QB in league history. Only Jeff Feagles had a longer streak of consecutive games started, which ended last year at an amazing 352 games. I must mention though, Jeff Feagles is a punter… 352 games is still 352 games, but with only one bar on his facemask, it is clear that punters aren’t in the NFL for their tackling ability. I still applaud the longevity and the effort.
Back to Brett though. His 297 consecutive games streak began with the Green Bay Packers, traveled to the New York Jets, and ended up with the Minnesota Vikings after a few more retirement announcements. He has gone on record to say that he will not play again next year. With a sprained shoulder and a team that is out of playoff contention, we may have all seen the last of Brett Favre in an NFL uniform. The Vikings, who started the season as a Super Bowl XLV contender, are now reduced to Tavaris Jackson as their starter, and will probably face considerable QB questions in the offseason. If this is the end, I will say thanks for the memories.
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