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On a dark and snowy Monday night in Minnesota, Brett Favre went out and started against the Bears (current NFL games-started streak: 1). He had the Vikings up 7-0 on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin, but then he went out when he went woozy on a hit by Corey Wootton. He had his head slammed against the frozen artificial tundra, and he never came back. And he might not ever come back. But the Bears sure did, racking up 40 points behind three touchdown passes from Jay Cutler, including one to Devin Hester, who also returned a punt 64 yards for another touchdown. It was his NFL-record 14th kick-six. Brian Mitchell needed 223 games to set the old record. Hester needed just 73 games to break it. And since those 14 touchdowns only include 10 punt returns and 4 kickoffs returns, they don't include his career-long 108-yard return of a missed field goal against the Giants in 2006. And since those 14 touchdowns only include the ones from the regular season, they also don't include his 92-yard opening kickoff return against the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. "Don't dwell on this," said the special special teams specialist. "It's the record-breaker, but there's going to be a lot more. I guarantee you that." (Um - yes, please.)

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