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Posted at 7:11 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Brett Favre makes brief, maybe final, appearance with Minnesota Vikings

By Cindy Boren

Yes, Bears, you've knocked out Brett Favre. (Jeff Wheeler / Star Tribune)

He was a surprise starter, going from out to questionable to starting in the time it takes DeSean Jackson (or Dan Connolly, for that matter) to run back a kick or a punt.

And, just as quickly, after a first-quarter touchdown drive on the cold TCF Bank Stadium field, it was over for Brett Favre.

"It was one of the few times I kind of went blank there for a while in my career," Favre said, adding that he suffered a concussion when sacked by the Bears. "Just the way I guess I was slung around on the turf. It was a great opening drive...probably should have went straight up the tunnel after that."

The Vikings lost 40-14 to the Bears, but Favre wasn't second-guessing the decision to try to create another "Monday Night Football" memory. He did, though, sound a little like a guy whose career is finished. Of course, he's sounded that way before.

"It's been 20 great years. I said this last week, if i didn't play tonight and the season ended, so be it. I say it again, it's been a great run. My stubbornness, hard-headedness and stupidity at times has enabled me to play for 20 years and play the way I played. It's just the way I've always approached it, the way I play and I wouldn't trade it for anything. So, it's been everything I thought it would be and then some. My last pass was just as much fun as my first one.

"It's been a 20-year career; not too many guys can say that. I took one day off and a half, but again not a lot of guys can say that. So it's about time to relax and I look forward to a little free time, spendin' it with the family and cuttin' a little grass."

With Favre -- Hamlet in a helmet -- you never know for sure. One comment does, however, seem beyond any debate: "My last pass was just as much fun as my first one."


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By Cindy Boren  | December 21, 2010; 7:11 AM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre  
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