FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Two streaks are on the line when the Patriots host the Vikings on Sunday.
First, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's consecutive regular-season streak of 291 games started. Second, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his regular-season home winning streak of 23 (Favre holds the record at 25).
Brady commented on both today:
Favre's: "It’s phenomenal. I mean it’s unbelievable. I know how I feel after every game on Monday morning and trying to get up for a week of practice. You take a lot of pride being out there. And I’ve said before that a quarterback can’t go out there and block or tackle or really display any toughness other than showing up every week. What he’s done over the course of his career is remarkable. It’s not like he hasn’t gotten hit. You watch him play and he plays a style of football where he does get hit. He is as tough a player that there’s ever been. He shows up every week and he plays at an extremely high level every week and he’s phenomenal."
His own: "I love playing at home. There are quite a few things you can do at home that you don’t necessarily do on the road, but I don’t think about it that much. We’ve had pretty good success since I’ve been here, since I arrived in 2000. We just have to play good football. I think that’s why those streaks continue, because you’re executing well. You’re not just going to win because you’re playing at home; you’re going to win because you’re playing well."