Vikings-Patriots Preview: Brett Favre Brings Out the Limp, Goes for Broke in Foxboro

Jeffrey BoswellAnalyst IOctober 29, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Note: The quotes in this article are fictional.

Minnesota @ New England (-5.5)

Problems continue to mount for the 2-4 Vikings. Not only is the NFL still investigating the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger situation, but Favre suffered ankle fractures in last week's 28-24 loss to the Packers. He also aggravated Brad Childress, who chided Favre for the three interceptions that contributed to the Vikes loss.

"The Packers can break me," Favre said, "but NFL investigators can't. I've admitted to leaving Sterger voicemails, but not to texting pictures of my crotch. I'll admit to nothing, therefore there will be no 'package' deal."

"As for Childress, it's one thing to criticize your quarterback; it's another to criticize officials. Criticizing me won't cost you a dime. But Chilly had a point. The officials overturned three of our touchdowns against the Packers. They cost us more points than I did."

The 5-1 Patriots are 2-0 since trading Randy Moss to the Vikes.

"I'm happy for Moss," said Brady. "People have said that we weren't 'on the same page' while he was in New England. But now that he's in Minnesota, we are definitely on the same page. He wants to be there, and I want him there, too."

"Randy's return to Minnesota has been a successful one. He's got two touchdowns in two games, plus, with all of Favre's interceptions, Randy's become quite a tackler. His form is textbook. Heretofore, Randy's ability to 'wrap up' has been limited to the use of rolling paper."

The stage is set for Favre to add to his legend with a heroic effort in Foxboro, against three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Favre trots onto the field, trying his best to hide his "limp." He can't, and Jenn Sterger has the picture to prove it.

But Favre has no problem handing off to Adrian Peterson, who takes the pressure off Favre with a huge game.

Peterson rushes for 181 yards and two scores, and the Vikings win, 30-27.