August 31, 2009 |
Brett Favre is set to play the first half of tonight's Minnesota-Houston exhibition game, and reportedly some Vikings players are less than thrilled about it. According to ESPN.com, Favre's presence has upset the chemistry inside the Vikings' locker room. Some say Tarvaris Jackson gives the Vikings the best chance to win. Others back Sage Rosenfels. One source said Favre has "little support" in the locker room. Last season, several New York Jets voiced similar opinions about Favre's being too aloof.
December 15, 2008 |
Tarvaris Jackson got another shot at quarterback, and he made the most of it. Playing in place of injured Gus Frerotte, Jackson threw for four touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings beat NFC West champion Arizona, 35-14, to stay alone atop the NFC North. Adrian Peterson rushed for 165 yards in 28 carries, his franchise-record ninth 100-yard game of the season for the Vikings (9-5), who won their fourth in a row. They can clinch the division title with another victory or loss by Chicago.
August 22, 2009 |
Camera flashes illuminated the Metrodome on each of Brett Favre's eight plays for Minnesota. Captured on film? Only one completed pass. Favre's debut was a dud in terms of on-field action, a predictably brief exhibition performance in a 17-13 victory by the Vikings on Friday over the Kansas City Chiefs preserved by a goal-line stand by the third-stringers. "I just didn't want to fumble the snap," Favre said. "Wanted to make sure I got the handoffs. If you complete passes, great.
December 19, 2010 |
The Chicago Bears are bracing for the great outdoors, eight days after they weren't, well, great outdoors. The Bears, coming off a 36-7 loss to New England in a driving snowstorm at Soldier Field, will be back in the elements Monday night when they play the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the outdoor venue at the University of Minnesota. The game was moved there after a heavy snowfall caused the Metrodome roof to collapse last Sunday, leaving the Vikings without a home field. It's the Vikings' first outdoor home game since 1981.
August 18, 2010 |
Captain Comeback (and back, and back …) has returned to the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Brett Favre, who will turn 41 in October and became a grandfather in April, opened the newest chapter of his NFL career Wednesday with his annual "I'm back" news conference. This will be his 20th season. "I owe it to this organization to give it one more try," the quarterback told a roomful of reporters at Vikings headquarters, officially capping the latest "Favre Watch. " That question — will he return?
August 17, 2010 |
The 40-year-old quarterback who has created so much "Favre magic" is headed for a career hat trick. Brett Favre appears to be coming back for a third time since announcing his NFL retirement in 2008. Favre flew to Minnesota on Tuesday aboard a private jet, along with three Vikings teammates dispatched to Hattiesburg, Miss., to plead for his return. A year ago, it was Vikings Coach Brad Childress who chauffeured the quarterback back to team headquarters. This time it was Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell, Favre's close friend since their days together with Green Bay. Three helicopters from local television stations hovered over Longwell's black BMW SUV on the drive to the facility.