Gametime decision whether Favre plays against GiantsMinnesota Sports
-- Brett Favre could be a game-time decision on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brett Favre could be a game-time decision on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants.
Favre missed practice yesterday – and he admitted it was hard to put on a T-shirt, after spraining his throwing shoulder last Sunday against Buffalo. Favre cherishes his NFL-record consecutive games streak, which is now at 297 for regular season contests. But if it ends on Sunday, the 41-year-old former Packers’ quarterback said he would be fine with it.
Favre says it’s more important that his team has won two games in a row. Frazier said he would not start Favre for only a few plays just to keep the streak going. Favre is having one of his worst seasons statistically, with a league-high 18 interceptions and a 69-point-six passer rating – the third-worst among NFL starters.
Favre is also dealing with the pressure of an NFL investigation over allegations that he sent inappropriate text messages and photos to Jenn Sterger when both were with the New York Jets in 2008. Her lawyer said yesterday that the NFL has ended its probe – and the matter has gone to Commissioner Roger Goodell for a decision on possible punishment. The league has not confirmed that the probe has ended.
Tavaris Jackson will start at QB for the Vikes if Favre is unable to play, Jackson threw for 187 yards, two TD's and three interceptions filling in for the injured Favre on Sunday. Kick off this Sunday for the Viking and Giants is set for noon from Mall of America Field in Minneapolis.