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Brett Favre practices with Vikings but status for Sunday remains uncertain

The matter isn't likely to be settled until game time Sunday, but Brett Favre was on the practice field today with the Minnesota Vikings.

With his ankle taped, he took the field and threw some warmup passes. His presence does not, however, mean that he'll make his 292nd consecutive start Sunday when Minnesota plays the New England Patriots. Vikings Coach Brad Childress has indicated that he won't announce whether Favre or Tarvaris Jackson will start until Sunday. Favre, who has fracture in his foot and ankle, did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.


After practice, Childress, as expected, offered no clarity. He was asked if he wants Favre to start and, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, replied: "If he gives us the best chance to win, yeah."

The Vikings list Favre as questionable.

By Cindy Boren  | October 29, 2010; 1:42 PM ET
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Cindy, what constitutes a "start" from the record-keepers' perspective? Is it taking one snap at your position? If so, my prediction:

Play-by-play: "First and ten from the twenty-five... the Vikings are breaking huddle... Favre hobbles to the line."

Color: "Hard to believe he's playing today, Bob. No normal human being could do this. What a warrior. That's a football player right there. A football player's football player! Ya gotta love Brett Favre!"

PBP: "No question, Jim. Favre under center... he takes the snap and kneels down! And now the linemen are carrying him off the field. He did it! The streak has been extended! And Tavaris Jackson hurries to get warmed up."

Color: "Wow, a little surprised reaction from the sideline. Childress looks upset. Uh oh, looks like Favre maybe called that one himself. Ordinarily I'd criticize a player for wasting a snap for something like that, putting himself into the game and then taking himself out, but there's only one Brett Favre. He always keeps ya guessing, whether you're his opponent, teammate or coach! Ya gotta love Brett Favre!"

And etc...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

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