Jackson leads Vikings to big win over Bills, Favre knocked out againMinnesota Sports
-- Adrian Peterson rushed for 107 yards with three touchdowns on 16 carries to lead the Vikings in a 38-14 blowout win over Buffalo at the Metrodome on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson rushed for 107 yards with three touchdowns on 16 carries to lead the Vikings in a 38-14 blowout win over Buffalo at the Metrodome on Sunday.
Tarvaris Jackson replaced an injured Brett Favre and completed 15-of-22 passes for 187 yards with two touchdown tosses to Sidney Rice and three interceptions for Minnesota, which has won both games under interim head coach Leslie Frazier to improve to 5-7 on the season. Favre, who made his 297th consecutive regular season start, suffered a shoulder injury on his first pass attempt of the game and did not return. The attempt was intercepted. Rice totaled 105 yards on five receptions with the two scores in the win. Minnesota hosts the New York Giants in Week 14.
Favre describes his injury as an SC joint sprain. He told reporters after the game that an X-ray came back negative and an MRI is scheduled for today. Favre says he could have returned to the game yesterday, but only to hand the ball off to the running backs. He says his shoulder was in too much pain to throw. He has started 297 consecutive games and he says he hopes to continue the streak next week, but it will depend on how treatment on his shoulder goes this coming week. Coach Leslie Frazier says if Favre is healthy, he will be the starter against the Giants.