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Brett Favre is inactive for the Vikings’ Monday night game against the Giants, bringing to an end his NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts.

Favre suffered a shoulder injury eight days ago when he was hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats, and he’s not ready to return. Although the Vikings were still holding out hope today that he could play, Favre’s shoulder was hurting badly enough that he never even took the field for pregame warmups.

Favre’s streak began in 1992, when he replaced an injured Don Majkowski for the Green Bay Packers. He kept playing every week for seven years until he had surpassed Ron Jaworski’s record for consecutive starts by a quarterback, then kept playing every week for another decade until he had surpassed Jim Marshall’s record for the most consecutive starts by any player at any position. He kept playing every week in Green Bay, in New York and in Minnesota. Until now.

Tarvaris Jackson will start for the Vikings tonight against the Giants.

The question now is whether Favre’s NFL career has come to an end. It’s possible that Favre’s shoulder will continue to bother him for the next three weeks, and that he won’t be able to return this season. Favre insists that he’s retiring after this season, and that unlike his past retirement announcements, he really means it this time.

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  1. laffers says: Dec 13, 2010 5:52 PM

    For QBs, his record should stand forever!

  2. nepatriots128154 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:55 PM

    Last time someone said “Brett Favre isn’t starting today”

    September 20th, 1992.

  3. connie73 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:56 PM

    Thank GOD for small favories

  4. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 13, 2010 5:57 PM

    Grats Ms. Sterger. You did it.

  5. edgy says: Dec 13, 2010 5:57 PM

    That streak was a pain in the ass and should have ended years ago. The Jets found out how selfish he was about the streak when he wouldn’t do the right thing but luckily for Minnesota, they don’t have to worry about that. I remember when Cal Ripken ended HIS streak and he didn’t have to be hurt for it to happen.

  6. mvp43 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:57 PM

    A million bucks a game?……….he’ll be back.

  7. bodybaggame says: Dec 13, 2010 5:57 PM

    Now, it would really be funny if Fox had Jenn Sturger on the pre-game show to announce his shoulder is limp….

  8. coleton1 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:58 PM

    Interesting!!!

  9. drumbug7 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM

    Wow, I’m surprised. I fully expected him to hem and haw all week and then show up to play.

    This is absolutely his last season. He doesnt have a head coach in Childress anymore that will cater to him. And you know that, after this year, his teammates wont be going to Mississippi during training camp to beg him to come back. I think the entire team is ready to move on to something else.

    Glad Tavaris is getting a chance to prove himself. Don’t think hes the future of the franchise (especially with Childress gone) so he needs to play well to audition for a job somewhere next year.

  10. pervyharvin says: Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM

    Congrats on the greatest streak of all Brett! Well… except for mine. We share much in common Brett.I have drank some form of alcohol every day for the last 19 years! Isn’t easy. I drank 4 bottles of vodka when my Dad died. Held a beer can with a broken thumb for weeks. Stumbled home from the bar with a broken foot numerous times.Said i would quit many times but never. Healthy as a horse and no end of my streak in sight!

  11. importantpftcomment says: Dec 13, 2010 6:00 PM

    The streak is over…….long live the streak!

  12. packattack1967 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:00 PM

    eerie

  13. joetoronto says: Dec 13, 2010 6:01 PM

    As much as I hate to say it, It’s over for Brett.

    I’ve enjoyed watching him play for 20 years, he’s been awesome to watch.

    All the best to you and yours, Brett. :)

  14. tinopuno says: Dec 13, 2010 6:01 PM

    There is a God!

    Now please Brint… just go away!

  15. puddinpouch says: Dec 13, 2010 6:01 PM

    This’ll free up a few hours this evening to send pictures of his wiener to people’s phones.

  16. thumper59 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:02 PM

    Turn out the lights,,, the party’s over

  17. phxgolfer says: Dec 13, 2010 6:02 PM

    Finally! I think that deflated Metrodome roof was a sign…

  18. 5thorkid says: Dec 13, 2010 6:03 PM

    BFD

  19. heavythumb says: Dec 13, 2010 6:04 PM

    It is just like the end of the movie Terminator

  20. va4favre says: Dec 13, 2010 6:05 PM

    It’s a sad day for Favre fans, but all good things must end. I just wish it could have been a couple more games. Maybe his streak will be matched some day, but to me he will always be the most exciting football player. I really enjoyed watching him play for all these years. Brett, thanks for the memories!

  21. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 13, 2010 6:06 PM

    Hallelujah! Look he did good when he played sometimes but I’m not gonna sit here and act like this is some big sad news. The guy shouldn’t have come back this year at all. He ruined the season for the vikings and Pervy Harvin and Robert Ethen and Paulitik and VikingPrincess and countless other viking fans who talked so much garbage in the offseason and now they’re in witness protection.
    So this was a long time coming and this season for the Vikings has to go down as one of the most memorable because of Favre’s picture text messaging/metrodome collapsing/Pervy Harvin crying/Childress being fired etc.

    I’m sure the Vikings will be back next year once they rip that fabric off the stadium that they call a dome and then they can play outside like other cold weather teams.

  22. robinowitz says: Dec 13, 2010 6:06 PM

    When are dome officials going to announce Brett’s fingerprints were found on the collapsed roof?

  23. house068 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:07 PM

    connie73 says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:56 PM
    Thank GOD for small favories
    —————————————–
    Are those like ovaries? I bet you that God is wondering what it is that you are thanking him for.

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    laffers says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:52 PM
    For QBs, his record should stand forever!
    —————————————–
    I saw something the other day that said that Manning would pass his streak in 2016. That isn’t unrealistic.

  24. eaglefansnet says: Dec 13, 2010 6:07 PM

    yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn

  25. xtb3 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:09 PM

    giants knocked a half dozen starting qbs out this year. now they knocked one who played the longesr ever, knocked him off the entire active roster even BEFORE the game. wow.

  26. 8man says: Dec 13, 2010 6:09 PM

    Is it coincidental or ironic that the man who replaced him in Green Bay is also somewhat questionable for his next start and the man who replaced him in New York, is just, well, questionable?

    Any literature professors in the crowd?

  27. supergoonone says: Dec 13, 2010 6:10 PM

    Happy retirement sir.

  28. hcgraves says: Dec 13, 2010 6:10 PM

    Another record Peyton Manning will break on his way to retiring as the greatest qb of all time.

  29. importantpftcomment says: Dec 13, 2010 6:15 PM

    drumbug7 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM

    …….Glad Tavaris is getting a chance to prove himself.

    ___________________________

    TJack has had 5 years, yes FIVE years to prove himself……he is a career second string QB, nothing more, nothing less.

  30. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 6:16 PM

    Didn’t get to watch Slingin’ Sammy Baugh or Johnny U, Bart Starr or Namath making his guarantee. Glad I got to see Favre’s streak–and glad the kids in our family got to see him play the last couple of years. Don’t expect there will be another “Iron Man” in the NFL.

  31. bucks12965 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:17 PM

    Now the four letter network can rerun that same Farve end of an era highlight package theyve run like 20 other times over the last 4 years.

  32. jimmy1smith says: Dec 13, 2010 6:17 PM

    For those who thought the Viking’s season could not get any worse, tonight you will see the future Qb of your franchise and it will not be pretty.

    Granted, T Jack Off is a mobile Qb but when it comes to reading defenses, looking off the safeties and understanding where to go with the ball, the guy is lost. My theory is that Childress drafted the kid so he would have somebody on the team that was dumber than himself, if that is even humanly possible and sure enough, Childress pulled it off. Now Frazier needs to figure out how in the hell he is going to coach this team and win ball games with this Division II Qb at the helm. Where is Rosenfeld when you really need him? Oh yea, over standing on the other sideline.

  33. house068 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:18 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM
    Congrats on the greatest streak of all Brett! Well… except for mine. We share much in common Brett.I have drank some form of alcohol every day for the last 19 years! Isn’t easy. I drank 4 bottles of vodka when my Dad died. Held a beer can with a broken thumb for weeks. Stumbled home from the bar with a broken foot numerous times.Said i would quit many times but never. Healthy as a horse and no end of my streak in sight!
    ———————————————-

    The only thing that is impressive about that is that you haven’t stumbled into traffic and been killed. That is really unfortunate that you sound proud of this. Your streak wasn’t done on a pro level of any kind of competition. Your streak isn’t great, it is sad. I hope that you don’t have any children.

  34. skimbell says: Dec 13, 2010 6:18 PM

    “pervyharvin says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM
    … We share much in common Brett…”

    Yeah, both of you have dinky dicks.

  35. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 6:19 PM

    @hcgraves …

    It doesn’t count when you take a snap and then sit down to “save” your QB for the Big Game. How’d that work out for ya? Respect Peyton’s talent, but Polian’s china doll doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with the guy who played last year’s NFCCG.

  36. lowleadman says: Dec 13, 2010 6:21 PM

    The streak is over. All things must end. All records were made to be broken. This one will….someday.

    It’s been a hellava ride Brett.

  37. pkrlvr says: Dec 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    It’s a sad day. What a streak and what a competitor. Whoever said “thank god” is a moron. Since you capitalized god you obviously believe in him, which doesn’t speak much about your opinion on anything else.

    F*ck all the haters, what an incredible career!

  38. grogansheroes says: Dec 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    hcgraves says:
    Dec 13, 2010 6:10 PM
    Another record Peyton Manning will break on his way to retiring as the greatest qb of all time.

    ===========================
    If you mean by greatest pick six thrower ever, naw Brett still has it, but in time I expect Manning to exceed Brint eventually.

  39. bluefan204 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:26 PM

    Sweet! Guess this means I’ll be winning the Powerball soon!!11!!1!

  40. seanx40 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:27 PM

    I really don’t think Peyton will break it. Can you imagine Peyton starting every game for the next 7 seasons? No, you can’t. There is no reason for him to do it. He will be very rich, and very famous. He can retire and live nicely off endorsements and broadcasting. No sense destroying his body as Farve has done.

    As for the actual record. Simply an amazing acomplishment for a quarterback. It lasted too long,but still…

    Farewell Brett, enjoy the divorce.

  41. pervyharvin says: Dec 13, 2010 6:28 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:his season for the Vikings has to go down as one of the most memorable because of Favre’s picture text messaging/metrodome collapsing/Pervy Harvin crying/Childress being fired etc.
    ======================================
    I only cry when your girlfriend won’t leave my house doucher…

  42. importantpftcomment says: Dec 13, 2010 6:28 PM

    If you include the playoff games Favre has started, the streak is at 321!!!

  43. tprt2 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:32 PM

    Favre will be back next season – somewhere.

    He really got the shaft this season between Childress and Rice and an awful pass-blocking unit.

  44. davikes says: Dec 13, 2010 6:32 PM

    So who is T-jack’s backup tonight? Is Joe Webb still out? Is the backup Sidney Rice?

  45. icewalker946 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:33 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:59 PM
    Congrats on the greatest streak of all Brett! Well… except for mine. Isn’t easy. I drank 4 bottles of vodka when my Dad died.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I hope I can stop at 4 when my Dad dies.

    Brett Favre, not the greatest QB of all time but by far the toughest. Yeah these last few years the gig has gotten stale but he’s never left anything out on the field. Thanks for the years of entertainment.

  46. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Dec 13, 2010 6:43 PM

    No player who has been the center of attention for so many defenses has shown more durability. I predict that his consecutive starts record will not be surpassed in our lifetime. Despite his quick release of the football, I think that Peyton Manning will not surpass Favre’s streak.

  47. 4sacroc says: Dec 13, 2010 6:51 PM

    Good.
    Riddance.

  48. 4sacroc says: Dec 13, 2010 6:56 PM

    Brett Favre Immediately Starts Hawking
    Streak-Related Collectible Crap

    Not minutes after being listed as inactive, Favre’s official website started offering a $500 signed football inscribed “297 starts 1992-2010.”

    DIE YOU HORRIBLE MAN.

  49. rameyag says: Dec 13, 2010 6:56 PM

    Frankly, it is hard not to gloat.

    Before the season began, I made two predictions: (1) Favre would throw more INTs than TDs and (2) he would not start every game as the Vikings’ QB.

    Favre ranks in the top QBs of all time and his streak is one of the most impressive in sports, but last year was a fluke and I knew from the beginning that he came back one year too many.

  50. pervyharvin says: Dec 13, 2010 6:57 PM

    house068 says:Your streak wasn’t done on a pro level of any kind of competition. Your streak isn’t great, it is sad. I hope that you don’t have any children.
    ======================================
    You know chudly, it never ceases to amaze me that pulseless,uptight stiffs like yourself takes everything as serious as a heart attack.Wouldn’t know humor if it squashed you. I hope you DON”T have kids. You would tell them that Santa is dead and that the Easter Bunny is a government conspiracy. Get a life man…

  51. pervyharvin says: Dec 13, 2010 7:00 PM

    skimbell says: Yeah, both of you have dinky dicks
    —————————————————–
    That isn’t what Jenn or your Grandma said!

  52. rajbais says: Dec 13, 2010 7:03 PM

    Thank God!!!!!

  53. bodybaggame says: Dec 13, 2010 7:04 PM

    Wow…4saroc is CORRECT……They are hawking 500 buck “297 starts” footballs……..INCREDIBLE, it was just announced less than an hour ago..Unreal…

  54. rajbais says: Dec 13, 2010 7:04 PM

    Why didn’t Chilly end this stupid streak after the disaster at Lambeau?????!!!!!

  55. giablommi says: Dec 13, 2010 7:05 PM

    Hate to say it, but assuming a team is stupid/desperate/publicity starved enough next year, he’ll be back.

    What the hell makes you think anything is so different this time around?

  56. momsasaynt says: Dec 13, 2010 7:06 PM

    4sacroc says: Dec 13, 2010 6:56 PM

    Brett Favre Immediately Starts Hawking
    Streak-Related Collectible Crap

    Not minutes after being listed as inactive, Favre’s official website started offering a $500 signed football inscribed “297 starts 1992-2010.”

    DIE YOU HORRIBLE MAN.

    That money goes to charity IDIOT. Your mother must be proud. Favre 4 ever.

  57. materialman80 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:07 PM

    Time for Brett to go home to MS. As Dandy Don used to say “Turn out the lights the party’s over”

  58. patsfan1951 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:10 PM

    Maybe he’ll retire and go to the oil industry…..then with BF at BP, there’ll be no more BS!

  59. ditkaditkaditka says: Dec 13, 2010 7:14 PM

    laffers says:
    Dec 13, 2010 5:52 PM

    For QBs, his record should stand forever!

    ____________________________

    Dude? Manning is right behind him, you think Manning won’t play 6 more years.

    Now, his interception and fumble records, those will never be touched.

  60. kimcon22000 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:19 PM

    Brett can now go back to booze, painkillers and womanizing.
    He earned it!

    RIP Brett

  61. granadafan says: Dec 13, 2010 7:22 PM

    When wrestlers retire they leave their boots on the mat. When Favre retires he’ll leave the Metrodome roof on the field.

  62. infinitig says: Dec 13, 2010 7:23 PM

    Deb says:
    Dec 13, 2010 6:19 PM
    @hcgraves …

    It doesn’t count when you take a snap and then sit down to “save” your QB for the Big Game. How’d that work out for ya? Respect Peyton’s talent, but Polian’s china doll doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with the guy who played last year’s NFCCG.

    I agree I would much rather lose in the NFCCG than lose in the Super Bowl. Peyton is such a china doll, one day maybe he will toughen up and win a Super… never mind.

  63. slickzmoney says: Dec 13, 2010 7:27 PM

    Too bad all the Favre haters missed their chance to appreciate one of the game’s all-time greats. He will be missed in today’s sissy league.

  64. mrcmos says: Dec 13, 2010 7:27 PM

    Waterhead (P. Manning) will break all of his records with the exception of interceptions.

  65. wizahdry says: Dec 13, 2010 7:27 PM

    That’s it for him. don’t see him playing again. He’ll go on IR or just sit out the rest of the season. No way he retires until after he collects those last few game checks.

  66. irishgary says: Dec 13, 2010 7:38 PM

    @Deb

    but Polian’s china doll doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with the guy who played last year’s NFCCG.

    Kind of a dumb post. The China doll was the Super Bowl QB.

  67. kimcon22000 says: Dec 13, 2010 7:40 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Dec 13, 2010 6:25 PM
    It’s a sad day. What a streak and what a competitor. Whoever said “thank god” is a moron. Since you capitalized god you obviously believe in him, which doesn’t speak much about your opinion on anything else

    ———————————————–

    …. says the pecker going to Hell …………………..

    Tell Hitler hello ………………………..

  68. notoriusbug says: Dec 13, 2010 7:45 PM

    @”tonight you will see the future Qb of your franchise and it will not be pretty.”

    Why is Cam Newton or Ryan Mallet playing QB for the Vikes tonight?

    Not on the top of your game Jim.

  69. leroysbutler says: Dec 13, 2010 7:48 PM

    Favre to play for the Niners next year.

  70. thetooloftools says: Dec 13, 2010 7:50 PM

    Sorry Brent.

  71. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 7:59 PM

    @4sacroc … Die? That’s kind of over the top. And judging from your name and posts, he’s the reason for your existence. Without him, you’d just shrivel up and blow away.

    @house068 … You’re taking perv too seriously.

    @skimbell … Um, so how would you know?

  72. habsman says: Dec 13, 2010 8:30 PM

    Steve Mariuchi is on suicide watch.

  73. veverkap says: Dec 13, 2010 9:24 PM

    “then kept playing every week for another decade until he had surpassed Jim Marshall’s record for the most consecutive starts by any player at any position.”

    But he still hasn’t passed Jeff Feagles for most consecutive games played in a career at 352.

  74. shiv1623 says: Dec 13, 2010 9:32 PM

    Favre has sadly, become a joke these days – but if you take a little moment – he deserves great respect.

    I’m 20 years old, that means he’s been starting for 90% of my life LOL.

    Not only that but it is the end of an era, and we were all privileged to see one of the real Ironmen of sports.

    In this era of ‘soft’ athletes, it was great to see an old school hardass refuse to stay down.

    Favre taught myself and others many lessons

    Thanks for the memories Favre

  75. Deb says: Dec 13, 2010 9:35 PM

    Aw, infinitig, Favre has won and lost a Super Bowl just like Peyton. But Peyton has never taken a beating like some of the ones Favre has taken and kept playing. And he won’t. A lot of respect for Peyton’s talent, but he’s not a linebacker with an arm.

  76. house068 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:36 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Dec 13, 2010 6:57 PM
    house068 says:Your streak wasn’t done on a pro level of any kind of competition. Your streak isn’t great, it is sad. I hope that you don’t have any children.
    ======================================
    You know chudly, it never ceases to amaze me that pulseless,uptight stiffs like yourself takes everything as serious as a heart attack.Wouldn’t know humor if it squashed you. I hope you DON”T have kids. You would tell them that Santa is dead and that the Easter Bunny is a government conspiracy. Get a life man…
    ———————————————————
    Didn’t realize that you were joking. I know what humor is. That wasn’t it. It wouldn’t squash me… I would know when to get out of the way. You wouldn’t know humor if it were eating your brain. I know this because it has eaten your brain. That wasn’t even a good attempt at Humor. Having a drink every day and talking about your father dying is funny? Sorry that I missed that one. Why don’t you talk about how funny rape and murder are too? I am sure you will have everyone rollin’ then.

  77. house068 says: Dec 13, 2010 11:38 PM

    veverkap says:
    Dec 13, 2010 9:24 PM
    “then kept playing every week for another decade until he had surpassed Jim Marshall’s record for the most consecutive starts by any player at any position.”

    But he still hasn’t passed Jeff Feagles for most consecutive games played in a career at 352.
    ——————————————————–
    Seriously? How about a position player.

  78. barneyrumble says: Dec 13, 2010 11:41 PM

    shiv1623 says:
    Dec 13, 2010 9:32 PM
    Favre has sadly, become a joke these days – but if you take a little moment – he deserves great respect.

    I’m 20 years old, that means he’s been starting for 90% of my life LOL.

    Not only that but it is the end of an era, and we were all privileged to see one of the real Ironmen of sports.

    In this era of ‘soft’ athletes, it was great to see an old school hardass refuse to stay down.

    Favre taught myself and others many lessons

    Thanks for the memories Favre
    _______________________

    Nice post young one.

    I have socks older than you! LOL

  79. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 14, 2010 12:22 AM

    #
    pervyharvin says: Dec 13, 2010 6:28 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:his season for the Vikings has to go down as one of the most memorable because of Favre’s picture text messaging/metrodome collapsing/Pervy Harvin crying/Childress being fired etc.
    ======================================
    I only cry when your girlfriend won’t leave my house doucher…
    ___________
    weak, lame, pitiful, sad, lost, collapsed, unworthy, small, below average, unspectacular, overrated, disappointing: all are fitting metaphors for you and your team’s season.
    You’re not even funny anymore.
    Don’t worry Pervy, the whole WHO DAT NATION! feels your pain. Well not really but, take care lil buddy. I’m sure the Vikings will be able to at least get to .500 next year.

    Oh one more question Pervy…
    WHO DAT? WHO DAT? WHO DAT SAY THEY GONNA BEAT THEM SAINTS?

    I’ll take care of this one for you lil guy: not the sad pitiful vikings.

  80. pervyharvin says: Dec 14, 2010 4:35 AM

    ilovefoolsball & house068…… Thanks for reminding me why I like this site. It’s because of the losers like you! Happy holidays!

  81. footballrulz says: Dec 14, 2010 3:25 PM

    Held a beer can with a broken thumb for weeks

    Why didn;t you just set it down Perv?

  82. thewardenbb says: Dec 14, 2010 8:54 PM

    Everyone knows your not allowed to cross the MOATS. When you do these kinds of things happen.

  83. va4favre says: Dec 15, 2010 9:42 AM

    I know that Favre’s indecision on retiring or not has alienated a lot of fans, but I wonder how they will react when they have to face this decision?
    I think Favre’s streak is incredible and it has lasted for so long that we took it for granted. I wonder if Peyton can really play five and a half more years without missing a start? I have never seen so many injuries as this year.

    Favre’s reputation has taken a hit this year, but it is temporary. Last year was a magical year, and he will always be one of the best for me.

  84. gamustangdude says: Dec 16, 2010 7:49 AM

    Here’s to a great competitor and Football Player. Those that think the streak will be broken by any QB, doesn’t understand what the sport has blossomed into over the past 5 years. We got guys the miss multiple games on concussion symptoms, etc. I’m pretty sure Brett Favre has played many a game with “concussion systems” by today’s standards. With the growing emphasis on player safety, I don’t see any QB ever breaking this record. Manning is the closest but he’ll have to start every game up to and mostly through the 2016 season. With today’s Safety standards, I don’t see that happening, especially if they hit 18 game seasons.

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