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Packers Scrapbook photos: 20 years ago, Favre's streak started

2:31 PM, Sep. 26, 2012

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Brett Favre's string of 253 consecutive regular-season starts for the Green Bay Packers began 20 years ago this week, on Sept. 27, 1992, against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field.

Then a 22-year-old second-year player with almost no NFL experience, Favre had been thrust into duty a week earlier. After starter Don Majkowski went out with an ankle injury in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lambeau Field, Favre came on in relief and led the Packers to a thrilling 24-23 comeback victory.

So first-year coach Mike Holmgren turned again to Favre, who started that next ...

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