Brett Favre’s streak is over.
His career might be, too.
Favre stood on the sideline for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn’t take another pounding. The New York Giants made sure his replacement struggled early and often in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
“I am not going to play again if I can’t feel my hand,” the 41-year-old Favre said after sitting out with a right shoulder injury that has made his hand numb. His NFL record streak of 297 straight starts was finished, and Favre couldn’t say if he would suit up again.
“That’s questions I haven’t thought about, to be quite honest with you,” he said. “I’ve always assumed I’d play every game, today was no exception. I enjoy playing.