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Favre's Record Streak For NFL Starts Ends Against Giants

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre before the game against the New York Giants in Detroit on Monday. Rick Osentoski/AP hide caption

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Brett Favre started 297 consecutive NFL games over 19 seasons. Now the streak is over, with the Minnesota Vikings quarterback unable to go against the New York Giants. The AP picks up the story:

"The 41-year-old Vikings quarterback who fought through broken bones, aches, pains and personal grief to play week after week, couldn't make it for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Favre was sidelined by a throwing shoulder too damaged for even him to overcome. ..."

"The quarterback was injured when the Bills' Arthur Moats hit himsquare in the back and sent him to the turf on the third play fromscrimmage last weekend."

ESPN says it's been a tough season for Favre already:

"Season No. 20 has been one of Favre's toughest. He's taken a beating on the field and played not only through two fractures in his left foot and elbow tendinitis but 10 stitches in his chin along with aches in his neck, back and calf before he was crunched by Moats. ... "

"Through it all, Favre has led his team on the field, extending his streak further and further. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning now holds the longest streak at 205 games. He would need to keep it going for another 5½ years to surpass Favre."