The streak is over. Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre was inactive for the New York Giants' 21-to-3 victory over the Vikings last night at Ford Field, ending his NFL-record string of regular-season starts at 297 games.
Nearly 46-thousand fans turned out for the game in Detroit, many with free tickets, after the contest was moved to Motown from Minneapolis because the roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday morning under the weight of a foot and a half of snow that fell as part of the Twin Cities worst December blizzard on record.
The 41-year old Favre was unable to keep the streak going after suffering a severe right shoulder sprain a week ago Sunday at Buffalo. Favre said there were probably a lot of times the streak should have ended and he called it a great run.
Favre wasn’t really able to grip the ball, still suffering numbness in his right hand. The loss dropped Minnesota to 5-and-8, basically eliminating them from playoff contention. The Giants have won three straight to improve to 9-and-4, moving into a tie atop the NFC-East with Philadelphia.
In the regularly scheduled Monday night game in Houston, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Texans in overtime 34-to-28.