SEATTLE – New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles set the NFL record for consecutive games with his 283rd Sunday.
Feagles broke the record when he kicked a 39-yard punt with 7:35 left in the first quarter. Referee Larry Nemmers gave Feagles the ball, shook his hand and the two posed for a picture.
The record of 282 was previously held by defensive lineman Jim Marshall, who played from 1960-1979 with the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.
Feagles, 39, has not missed a game in his 18-year career, playing for New England, Philadelphia, Arizona, Seattle and the Giants.
Feagles almost missed games last season and in 1999. Against the Eagles last year, Feagles was hit on a punt return by Philadelphia’s Jeremiah Trotter, causing a concussion. Coach Tom Coughlin said earlier this week he never thought Feagles would miss the Giants’ next game.
“He’s a tough guy and I never really considered that.”
With Seattle in 1999, Feagles broke his arm against Pittsburgh, but had an extra week to heal because Seattle had a bye.
He also injured his shoulder in 2002 against Philadelphia after a hit from N.D. Kalu, but played the next week against Atlanta.
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