After starting 297 consecutive games, Brett Favre’s streak as a starting quaterback is over. It has been the longest streak in NFL history. Last week, Favre sprained the SC joint in his right shoulder in a game against the Buffalo Bills. Instead, Vikings backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will get the start. Favre had an extra day to rest, after the Minnesota Vikings- NY Giants game was postponed after the Metrodone collapsed due to snow. The game will be played tonight at Detroit’s Ford Field. Although Favre made the trip to Detroit, he is list as inactive for the matchup. The last time Brett Favre did not start an NFL football game was in 1992. The legendary quarterback in the midst of a text message scandal was drafted in 1991. Be careful Jenn… Favre is going to have some extra time on his hands!
Earlier this morning TJC reported the NY Giants Minnesota Vikings game would be postponed to tomorrow night due to unsafe conditions from heavy snow on the Vikings’ Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Well now, the Metrodome has collapsed from all the snow, and the game has been moved to Detroit’s Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions. One person who is happy about the unfortunate circumstances is Brett Favre, since people are now finally talking about another Metrodome.
UPDATE: Fans who want to attend tomorrow’s game in Detroit can either do so by redeeming ticket stubs from today’s Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game, or tickets will be given away for free at the Ford Field box office tomorrow at 9am.
The New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game has been postponed until tomorrow due to excessive snow in the Twin Cities. Strong winds and an expected two feet of snow has created unsafe conditions for the roof of the Viking’s Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The Vikings-Giants game will be aired on Fox and will go up against Monday Night Football’ Baltimore Ravens- Houston Texans matchup on ESPN.
The postponement of the game comes as a relief to Giants players who were stranded in Kansas City until this morning. The Giants’ plane could not land in Minneapolis because of snow conditions. The team was preparing to do their pre-game walk through in the airplane hanger of the Kansas City airport.
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil disagreed with a refs calls against the Titans and let everyone know about it. Cecil gave the middle finger to the ref after the Titans were called on an a neutral zone infraction penalty. The NFL is expected to fine Cecil between $10,000-$25,000. The Titans have a history of flipping the bird, in 2009 owner Bud Adams was fined $250,000 after he gave the middle finger from the owners box after a Titans win over the Buffalo Bills.
Others who also had unfortunate bad luck in Week 4 of the NFL: Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler who left the Bears NY Giants game early. Cutler suffered a concussion after he was sacked nine times in the first half. The Giants beat the 4-0 Bears 17-3. Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick injured his ribs and is scheduled to have an MRI. The Eagles lost to the Washington Redskins and to a familiar face. Former Eagles QB and franchise player Donovan McNabb led the Redskins to victory, 17-12.