The Vikings' matchup with the Bears will mark Favre's 282nd consecutive game played, tying him with former Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall for the league record for games in a row by a position player. (Giants punter Jeff Feagles played in his 347th consecutive game on Thursday at Denver.)
Favre already set the league record for consecutive starts in Week 2 this season at Detroit when he opened his 271st game in a row. However, the NFL doesn't officially recognize that statistic.
It does, however, track consecutive games, and Favre stands to stand alone atop the league's all-time list in that category after Dec. 6 when the Vikings play at Arizona.
"I'm honored that I'm still asked to do this, people still want me to play," said Favre, who has thrown 21 touchdown passes and has only three interceptions this season for the 9-1 Vikings. "I think for me I'd love to sit here and say there's a secret that I can't give out (why I have played this many games in a row)."
Favre, 40, has played through numerous injuries since beginning his streak in September 1992 with Green Bay. This included a broken thumb on his right hand in 2003.
"I think God has blessed me with a lot of talent and the ability to use it and overcome certain injuries that may have kept the next guy out," Favre said. "Being hard-headed, being lucky and in my case be willing to (say), if you're injured, ‘I think I can do it.'
"I could have easily in a lot of those games not played and no one would have ever questioned me. ... I was willing to give it a chance. By doing that at least you know what you can play with and what you can't."