Giants' quarterback Eli Manning will make his 100th consecutive start when New York takes on the Vikings tomorrow afternoon at the Metrodome. As the Associated Press points out, "Besides Favre and Manning, the only other NFL quarterbacks to start 100 straight games are Eli's big brother, Peyton Manning of the Colts, Tom Brady of the Patriots, Ron Jaworski of the Eagles and Joe Ferguson of the Bills. Miami's Dan Marino would have qualified, but missed the lockout games."
Manning considers himself lucky.
"In this league, you get hit. There have been a couple games where it's been kind of iffy and come down to game-time decisions," Manning said in the AP article. "It's easy to get hurt in this game and I think part of it is a little luck and how you take care of your body on some things and trying to avoid the big hits."
Favre's streak is at 297 consecutive games, while Manning, who is winless in four starts against the Vikings, shared his thoughts on what he thinks has made these streaks possible.
"I think you try to be smart and not take an unnecessary hits," he said. "You're going to take some hits and that has to happen. It's about your preparation and knowing what's going on with the defense."