Brett Favre started a game he couldn’t finish, just like his Minnesota Vikings. Although Favre’s night ended early, his team had trouble keeping up with the Chicago Bears, who dominated from the onset. Bears returner Devin Hester broke an NFL record with his 14th career kick return for a touchdown, while the Bears broke Favre in the midst of their 40-14 win. The Bears clinched the NFC North title, while the Vikings mostly clenched.
There was one highlight for Minnesota, who played their first outdoor home game in 29 years: Vikings quarterback Joe Webb, who was pretty much screwed out of his start when Brett Favre thought he was feeling well enough to play, showed some promise with the occasional big play in adverse conditions, including a rushing touchdown. That may be enough to finally punch Tarvaris Jackson’s ticket out of Minneapolis.
Favre, meanwhile, might be ready to skip town as well. He left the game after his head and non-throwing shoulder were thrust into the turf on a quarterback sack and never returned. Will Favre have the longest and shortest consecutive games started streak in NFL history? God, I hope so. Img via ShareBro Jonah.