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Brett Favre Sits Out Of Vikings Game For The 1st Time In 18 Years!

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We don't usually do a whole lot of sports news but this is big guys! After 297 consecutive starts over 19 seasons, one of the greatest individual streaks in all of sports, Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre ran into an injury he couldn't beat and sat down. This ended a span of more than 18 years when he took the field for the start of every game!

The 41-year-old Favre had started an astonishing 297 consecutive regular season games, playing through a staggering variety of injuries. But a sprain to his right, throwing, shoulder suffered eight days earlier in the Vikings' triumph over the Buffalo Bills kept him out of Monday night's lineup, even after he gained an extra day of rest when the game was postponed by a snowstorm in the Minneapolis area and moved to Ford Field in Detroit. Tarvaris Jackson started at quarterback for the Vikings.

Favre's streak was the equivalent of 18.6 NFL seasons. The 2,632-game playing streak of legendary Baltimore Orioles iron man Cal Ripken was the equivalent of 16.2 baseball seasons.

"Brett has had an incredible career and his consecutive games streak is remarkable,"
Ripken said in a statement through his spokesman, John Maroon.
"As a football fan I cannot fathom his accomplishment and I appreciate his dedication to and passion for the game."

Favre holds the NFL records for touchdown passes (507) and career passing yards (71,775). He won one Super Bowl, with the Packers, in 1997.

There was immediate speculation that Favre could be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list and that his remarkable NFL career could be over. A three-time NFL most valuable player, Favre has said this will be his final season playing in the NFL - though he has retired and come back before.

It has been a trying season for Favre and the Vikings. Favre contemplated another retirement last offseason but agreed to rejoin the Vikings, who hoped to make a Super Bowl run this season after falling one step shy in 2009, when Favre had what he called the best season of his career.

Instead, the Vikings had a record of 5-7 entering Monday's game. Favre has thrown 18 interceptions and only 10 touchdown passes was the league's 29th-rated passer entering Monday's game.

Favre also has been investigated by the NFL after a report by the Web site Deadspin that he sent inappropriate electronic messages and photos to a former Jets employee, Jenn Sterger, when both were with the team.

And then with the roof collapsing yesterday, it looks like it may be a long year for the Vikings...

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