Vikings QB Brett Favre is inactive for tonight's matchup against the Giants, ending his consecutive-starts streak at 297 consecutive games. Tarvaris Jackson will take his place in the Minnesota starting lineup.
Favre's right shoulder was hurt in the first quarter of the team's Week 13 game vs. the Bills when he was blindsided by Buffalo OLB Arthur Moats. He missed the remainder of that game and had hoped to return for this week's matchup against the Giants, but the pain in his throwing arm was too much.
Jackson was the Vikings' starting QB in 2007 and '08 and threw two TDs a week ago in relief of Favre.
The way we see it
This is a sad way for Favre to end his incredible streak and likely his career, but it is far from surprising. The QB has taken many serious hits over the course of his career and had always gotten back up, but the pain from this injury was just too much to overcome.