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Vikings fall to Giants 21-3 without Favre


DETROIT (AP) -- The New York Giants took advantage of Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 straight starts ended because of his banged-up right shoulder and numb hand in a game moved from Minneapolis because the Metrodome roof collapsed under heavy snow early Sunday.

The Giants sacked Favre replacement Tarvaris Jackson four times, temporarily knocking him out of the game late in the third period.

New York (9-4) moved back into a first-place tie with Philadelphia in the NFC East. Minnesota (5-8) was eliminated from the playoff race.

Bradshaw left in the fourth quarter with a wrist injury.

The game was switched from Sunday afternoon when the Giants couldn't get to Minneapolis because of the severe weather.

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