Favre's streak over and Vikings beaten up by GiantsMinnesota Sports
-- “The Streak” is over. Brett Favre was inactive last night as his Minnesota Vikings lost to the New York Giants 21-3 in Detroit. It ended a string of 297 regular season starts, and 321 counting the playoffs.
DETROIT - “The Streak” is over. Brett Favre was inactive last night as his Minnesota Vikings lost to the New York Giants 21-3 in Detroit. It ended a string of 297 regular season starts, and 321 counting the playoffs.
The 41-year-old Favre has been riddled with injuries all season, and he sprained his throwing shoulder last week on his first pass attempt against Buffalo. There was speculation that Favre could play with an extra day of rest, after Sunday’s contest was delayed and moved due to the collapse of the Metrodome roof. But the Vikings put that talk to rest when they announced their inactive players just over an hour before game-time. Favre was a Green Bay Packer for the first 253 games of the streak, which began September 27th of 1992 with a 17-3 win over Pittsburgh at Lambeau Field. That was a week after he replaced an injured Don Majkowski in the first quarter against Cincinnati, and led the Packers to a comeback victory in his Packer debut. Favre said he’s proud of the streak, but the end is probably long overdue. The three-time MVP played through a host of injuries during his 16 years in Green Bay. They included a separated shoulder, an ankle sprain, an injured knee ligament, and a broken thumb.
Tarvaris Jackson threw for 118 yards and an interception last night, as the Vikings only managed a Ryan Longwell field goal as they ended a two-game winning streak. Adrian Peterson only rushed for 26 yards on 14 carries as the Vikes' fall to 5-8. Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had rushing touchdowns for the Giants, who improved to 9-4. Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for 219 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Giants Eli Manning was 22-of-37 for 187 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for New York, which is tied with the Eagles atop the NFC East at 9-4.