Detroit (NorthlandsNewsCenter) - 297 games is the final total of Brett Favre's league record consecutive starts. The streak came to an end Monday night, in Minnesota's 21-3 loss to the New York Giants in Detroit.
Favre was declared inactive 90 minutes before the game after being unable to throw effectively during pregame warm-ups. Favre suffered a shoulder injury last week against Buffalo.
To watch Favre's address to the media after the game, click here.
Tarvaris Jackson started for Favre but only only mustered three points for the Vikings offense. He officially completed only 15 of 30 passes for 118 yards and one interception. Backup Joe Webb also saw action, but was also ineffective. Webb completed just two passes for eight yards.
The game was originally scheduled to have been played Sunday at the Metrodome. But with the recent snow storm hitting most of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Giants were stranded in Kansas City on Saturday and unable to arrive until Sunday morning. League officials decided to have the game pushed back to Monday night. Then the Metrodome roof collapsed early Sunday morning, causing the game to be moved from Minneapolis to Detroit's Ford Field.
The Vikings (5-8) are scheduled to host the division-leading Chicago Bears next Monday night. However, due to the current condition of the Metrodome, it's likely the game could be moved. TCF Stadium, the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, reportedly could be a possible alternative to the Metrodome.
Posted by Joe Dufek
Favre press conference courtesy - vikings.com