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Fletcher Joins Favre In Select Group

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 19, 2013 – 7:00 am



The sound served as a reminder.

London Fletcher stormed through the A-gap on a delayed blitz and squarely smacked his shoulder into Nick Foles’ breastplate. Fletcher’s pads audibly clacked when he picked up his 39th career sack and showed he’s still making his mark on the game.

At Philadelphia Sunday, Fletcher started his 209th consecutive contest, passing Derrick Brooks for the most by an NFL linebacker all-time.

By playing in his 250th straight regular season game, he joined punter Jeff Feagles, inimitable quarterback Brett Favre and famously confused defensive end Jim Marshall as the only men to accomplish that feat.

Favre is the standard bearer among NFL iron men, starting 297 consecutive games to top the list. Fletcher is ninth all-time and the only active player on the list.

One of Fletcher’s three career touchdowns came on one of Favre’s NFL-high 336 interceptions thrown. In 2006, his last season with the Bills, Fletcher picked off Favre and ran 17 yards to the house.

All those games will teach you how to position your teammates.

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