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The end of Peyton Manning's consecutive game streak: By the numbers
Sidelined by neck surgery, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback won't start this week's season opener — the first game he's missed since 1998
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had started 227 consecutive games before being sidelined with a neck injury this week.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had started 227 consecutive games before being sidelined with a neck injury this week.
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he Indianapolis Colts' season opener Sunday against the Houston Texans will be jarring for many Colts supporters — not to mention football fans around the country. For the first time since 1998, someone other than Peyton Manning will be starting as the Colts quarterback, namely journeyman quarterback Kerry Collins. The official announcement Wednesday that Manning will sit out to recover from neck surgery ends his 227-game streak of consecutive starts, the longest of any active NFL player. As Hoosiers mourn the end of the impressive streak, here's a look at how it breaks down:

227
Number of consecutive games, including the postseason, that Manning had started

208
Number of consecutive regular season games that Manning started

5,009
Number of days it's been, as of Thursday, since any other quarterback started for the Indianapolis Colts. That player was Jim Harbaugh, who is now a first-year head coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

321
Number of consecutive games, including the postseason, that quarterback Brett Favre started over his 20-year career. Favre holds the all-time record among NFL players.

3.5
Number of additional uninterrupted seasons Manning needed to beat Favre's record, says Kevin Seifert at ESPN

183
Number of consecutive starts by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber, who now becomes the NFL's unofficial "Iron Man" as the active player with the longest consecutive game streak, says Mark Cook at Pewter Report

110
Number of consecutive games started by the quarterback who now holds the longest active streak: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Peyton's brother

17
Number of different quarterbacks who have started for the Chicago Bears during Manning's streak, says Cork Gaines at Business Insider

13
Number of NFL teams that have used at least 10 different starting quarterbacks during Manning's streak

10
Age of Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo when Manning's streak began in 1998

11
Number of playoff appearances Manning led his team to

11
Number of double-digit winning seasons under Manning's belt

8
Division titles Manning helped the Colts win

4
Number of MVP awards Manning has won

2
AFC titles Manning led the Colts to

1
Super Bowl championships the Colts won with Manning as quarterback

6
Number of consecutive seasons Manning passed for 4,000 or more yards, a record

$1.20
The price of a gallon of gas the last time any other quarterback started for the Colts, according to Len Pasquarelli at Fox Sports

Sources: AP, Business Insider, ESPN, Fox Sports, International Business Times, Pewter Report

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