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NFL's iron men meet in Minnesota

Updated: September 25, 2009, 11:36 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Congratulations Brett, from one iron man to another.

Jim Marshall missed the game at Detroit on Sunday when Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre broke Marshall's record of 270 consecutive NFL starts. So the former Purple People Eater made a visit to practice on Friday to personally hand over the title.

"I told him I admired his career and was really happy that he was the one that is breaking that record," Marshall said.

Marshall played defensive end ...

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