The Streak is OVER

13 Dec

by Chris McCoy

The roof of the Metrodome collapsing, may have been a blessing in disguise for Brett Favre’s body – more time to recover may have led to that 298th consecutive start.  As it turned out it was just prolonging the inevitable.

The tackle that ended the streak - (AP)

Brett Favre is listed as inactive and WILL NOT start tonight in Detroit against the New York Giants, ending the longest consecutive start streak in the history of the NFL.  Favre won’t even suit up for the game, as his shoulder has yet to recover from the SC joint sprain he received thanks to Arthur Moat’s tackle on his first pass attempt in last week’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Last Monday, Moats had mixed feelings about making the tackle that could have potentially ended the streak, “I don’t want to see anybody hurting and not playing any more. If he plays, that would be a good thing,” said Moats. “But if he doesn’t, and I was the guy to end the streak, all right. That’s a little notable, yeah.”

Congratulations Moats, you’ll definitely be the answer to a trivia question for years to come.

Favre attempted to practice throwing with both hands this week, but the limited range of motion in his right shoulder made the decision for Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier a no brainer, especially since Favre has let it be known that he would not continue the streak if it meant hurting the team.

RIP to streak:

The Streak began on September 27, 1992, when Favre replaced injured Green Bay starter, Don Majkowski, leading the Packers to a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. During the streak Favre has led his teams (Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings) to 186 victories. According to ESPN.com and the Elias Sports Bureau, “237 other quarterbacks have started an NFL game since, and 117 head coaches have led their teams onto the field. Punter Jeff Feagles is the only player to appear in more than 300 consecutive NFL games; he played in 352 from 1988-2009.”

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