- The Washington Times - Monday, September 21, 2009

Brett Favre has another NFL record.

Favre started Sunday for the 271st straight time in the regular season and threw two touchdown passes to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 27-13.

“Today was really not a whole lot different than last week or last year,” said Favre, who turns 40 next month. “Every game I play at this point, I’m pretty grateful. I know how difficult it is.”

Defensive end Jim Marshall had the previous mark, starting 270 games in a row for Minnesota from 1961 to 1979.

COWBOYS: The first game at the new Cowboys Stadium set an NFL regular-season attendance record.

An a crowd of 105,121 was announced for Sunday night’s game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, breaking the previous mark of 103,467 for Arizona-St. Louis in Mexico City in 2005.

SEAHAWKS: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was taken to a hospital for X-rays and a CT scan after injuring his ribs on a hard hit late in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers.

The X-rays were negative while the CT scan was inconclusive, according to coach Jim Mora, and Hasselbeck rejoined his teammates for the two-hour flight home shortly after a 23-10 loss to the 49ers.

FALCONS: Defensive tackle Peria Jerry, Atlanta’s No. 1 draft pick, was carted to the training room in the fourth quarter, appearing to have injured his left knee. The Falcons did not reveal the seriousness of his condition.

Also, running back Jerious Norwood took a blow to the head on his only carry and didn’t return.

TITANS: Officials ejected Tennessee defensive tackle Jason Jones for throwing a punch during a scrum on the Texans’ sideline during the fourth quarter against Houston.

BRONCOS: Shannon Sharpe made a splashy entrance for his induction into Denver’s Ring of Fame, skydiving into the Bronco’s stadium in tandem with a professional parachuter.

The tight end played 12 seasons in Denver, helping the Broncos win back-to-back titles in the late 1990s.

49ERS: Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was honored as the inaugural inductee into San Francisco’s Hall of Fame.

DeBartolo owned the team from 1977 to 1998, when the 49ers won five Super Bowls, and was affectionately known as “Mr. D” to his players and coaches.

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