Brett Favre Inactive for Monday Night, Start Streak Ends at 297

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer IDecember 13, 2010

The streak ends at 297.
The streak ends at 297.Nick Laham/Getty Images

According to Yahoo! Sports and multiple sources, Minnesota Vikings star quarterback Brett Favre is inactive for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, and will not start.

Favre, who sustained a shoulder injury on the third offensive play of the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills, did not throw in practice all week, and never even took the field for pregame warm-ups on Monday night.

Favre's record streak for consecutive regular season NFL starts will officially end at 297, three shy of the glorified "300".

Battling through injuries and inconsistent play all season, Favre has repeatedly faced questions about the streak, in addition to his play and off-field accusations. There had been speculation prior to former head coach Brad Childress's firing that Favre could be benched, or that Favre's off-field issues could lead to a suspension, either situation resulting in the streak falling short of 300+.

While he has stated several times during the season that 2010 would be his last season, dating back to when he re-joined the Vikings before the season started, there is now even more speculation over whether or not this truly is Favre's final act.

Favre will enter the final three weeks of the season with the Minnesota Vikings likely out of playoff contention, and it remains to be seen if he sees the field again this year.

Favre has thrown just 10 touchdowns to 18 interceptions so far this season, easily marking 2010 as one of his worst (if not the worst) seasons he's endured in his long, illustrious career. After a miracle 2009 season that saw Favre throw 33 touchdowns and lead the Vikings to a play away from the Super Bowl, the star and his current team have done a complete 180.

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