Bret Farve was in the running for the NFL’s longest streak of starting football games ever. He was one game away from beating the record and having 298 regular season starting games.
If you notice the reference to the past tense, it is because Bret Farve’s run for the longest starting regular season football games is over.
Two weeks ago Bret Farve suffered a shoulder injury in his game against the Buffalo Bills. That game was the 297th game that he started in. Due to the injury it was unsure whether he would play or not in the Sunday game against the New York Giants. Then Mother Nature struck and the game got delayed which gave him one more day to rest up.
As the whole NFL community waited with baited breath to see if that one extra day would make a difference, the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the New York Giants… without Bret Farve starting.
After 297 regular seasons starts and over 388 total consecutive starts in both regular and off-season, Bret Farve did not start and so ended the streak. It was the first game in a long time that Bret Farve did not start in.
The NFL community will have to wait another 297 games sometime for someone to beat the old record.