Minnesota Viking’s quarterback Brett Favre took a hard slam onto the frozen turf of the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium tonight.
He was tackled by Chicago Bear’s rookie Corey Wooten, giving Wooten his first career sack. Brett Favre, who as of several days ago was not expected to play because of a previous injury, landed on his left shoulder with his head slamming the ground.
“It might be the last play Farve ever plays” said ESPN Monday Night Football commentator Mike Tirico.
Favre holds the NFL record for with 297 straight starts in a row. His streak ended last week after injuries sustained when he was sacked by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats the week before.
With Brett Favre’s regular backup, Tarvaris Jackson, injured, the Viking’s rookie quarterback Joe Web took Favre’s place under center. Web was a sixth round draft pick from Alabama-Birmingham, where he was an athletic quarterback that rushed for over 1000 yards twice.
Originally drafted to be a wide receiver, Web impressed coaches with his arm strength and was switched to the quarterback position.
Tonight’s Vikings’ – Bear’s game is Minnesota’s first outdoor home game since 1981, and is being held at the University’s stadium due to the collapse of the Viking’s Metrodome roof from heavy snow.