September 05, 2011

Peyton Manning's Consecutive Streak in Jeopardy: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's season opener, a sign that his consecutive-game streak may end at 227. Manning began training camp in rehab after May neck surgery and wasn't activated to practice until last Monday. "As of now, Peyton continues to deal with a complicated neurological recovery, the end date of which is unpredictable," the team announced.

posted by rcade to football at 02:29 PM - 6 comments

Heard on Mike & Mike this morning that during Manning's 13 year streak as a starter, no other team has started fewer than three quarterbacks. The Bears have started 17 quarterbacks during that span.

posted by rcade at 08:02 AM on September 06, 2011

Nevermind his streak. Playing with neck and spine issues would be reckless and irresponsible. I would hate to be the defensive player that ended up crippling one of the all time greats. Even Michael Irvin and Priest Holmes had the common sense to know when to say when. Peyton, it may be time to hang up the cleats.

posted by Tinman at 10:00 AM on September 06, 2011

What Tinman said. Having a streak of x consecutive games won't buy you a cup of coffee, much less a functional spine. Streaks are stupid.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:21 AM on September 06, 2011

To paraphrase Parcells(?), "If you have 17 Quarterbacks, you don't have one Quarterback."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:34 AM on September 06, 2011

yeah, what Tinman and lbb said, with a bit of refinement Hate longevity streaks, especially when they involve a once great-now mediocre player starting in front of a more capable replacement. Or, when an injured player risks further damage.

Love hitting steaks, etc.

posted by dviking at 01:06 PM on September 06, 2011

It's official; the streak will end.

posted by NerfballPro at 02:35 PM on September 07, 2011

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