Giants QB Eli Manning will tie his brother, Peyton Manning, with his 208th consecutive regular season start on Sunday when the Giants face the 49ers.
The Manning brothers sit behind only Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who had 297 consecutive starts in his career. Manning's goal from the beginning was to always stay healthy and have a chance to give his team a victory every week.
The record means nothing if that can't happen.
"I mean, I guess yes and no," Manning told The Post's Paul Schwartz. "I'm happy to be out there each and every week with my teammates. That's a goal of mine to stay healthy, to play through injuries, to be accountable. But, it's not about breaking a record though."
Manning would have to playthe equivalent of five and a half full seasons if he wants to tie Favre's record. At 36, that feat is likely out of reach. However, he does continues to make defensive coordinators do their homework as the 49ers' Roberet Saleh says Manning is still Hall of Fame worthy, and shouldn't be taken lightly.
"He's still a Hall of Fame quarterback," Saleh said. "I don't understand the New York media, no disrespect. He's good man. He can make every throw. He's accurate. He stands in there and will take a beating and still get up and still make unbelievable throws. Like every quarterback, you've got to make him uncomfortable."
This season, Manning has thrown for 1,820, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions while owning a 85.4 quarterback rating.