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Favre Inactive Tonight: Streak Dies at 297

Maybe next he'll retire again

(Newser) - Brett Favre's record-setting streak for most consecutive starts is dead at 297: Even with an extra day of rest, Minnesota's aging quarterback is listed as inactive for tonight's game against the Giants, reports ESPN. Favre had previously told ESPN that if the game had been played as scheduled, he wouldn't... More »

Records Tied or Broken at Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees has highest career completion percentage

(Newser) - Last night's Super Bowl didn't just net the Saints a win, but added some names to the record books as well. At 82.1%, QB Drew Brees now has the highest Super Bowl career completion percentage. The New Orleans Times-Picayune takes a look at other new records:
  • Most completions: The
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Brady Wins MVP in Landslide

Brady stays humble but owner is 'surprised it took so long'

(Newser) - Tom Brady has racked up another eye-popping stat: 49-for-50, the vote count by media members that won him the AP's 2007 NFL MVP award today. Brady earned the crown with a record-breaking year, completing 68.9% of his passes for 4,806 yards, both league bests, and beating the single-season... More »

'Belichick Factor' Confounds Bookies

Record-breaking point spread set for Patriots-Eagles game

(Newser) - When they're winning big, NFL teams usually bring off their starters by the fourth quarter. The Patriots don't - and what bookies are calling "The Belichick Factor" is breaking records, reports ESPN. Sports bookmakers in Nevada were hit hard after the Patriots crushed the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, and... More »

Peterson Sets Rush Record

Viking rookie's 296 yards is new NFL single-game mark

(Newser) - Move aside, Jamal Lewis, there's a new holder of the single-game rushing record, and he's a rookie. In a spectacular performance, Adrian Peterson ran over, around, and through the San Diego Charger defense on the way to 296 yards in only his 8th pro game, one yard better than the... More »

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