After a record 297 consecutive starts over 19 seasons, Brett Favre finally made a smart decision, and took a seat on the Vikings bench.
The 41-year-old NFL quarterback, who has fought through broken bones, aches and pains and personal media controversies to play each week this season, experiences the game from the sidelines; an unfortunate way to end his 20-year career.

In the New York Giants' 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, who were the home team at Ford Field because the Metrodome's roof caved in following a heavy snowstorm, Favre was rendered a mere spectator.

There was hope that Favre's sprained right shoulder, which left his fingers numb, would improve enough to allow him to start the game. But it didn't and Favre was listed as inactive for the game.

via Brett Favre ended his 297-game streak on Monday. It was a sad end to a selfish career. - ESPN New York.

Personally, I think Favre needs to retire....and stay retired. Sure, playing through all the injuries, the level of talent and the passion for the game he has at his age is incredible, but he's not getting any younger.