As far as Brett Favre‘s concerned the quarterback question is already answered. On Saturday Favre told ESPN’s Ed Werder that his ankle feels much better and he expects to start Sunday afternoon against the Patriots.
Favre told Werder he wouldn’t have bothered making the trip to New England if he thought he wasn’t playing.
As far as I know, no one has asked Brad Childress what he thinks of Favre’s pronouncement. Childress has said he would wait until right up to game time to decide whether Favre or Tarvaris Jackson will take the field vs. Tom Brady and the Pats.
Debate has raged all week about who gives the Vikings the better chance to win Sunday: a hobbled Favre or a healthy Jackson. To me it all depends on how hobbled Favre actually is. If he’s around 75%, then he’s probably still better than Jackson at full strength. If Favre is closer to 50%, the Vikings might be better off sitting him and going with the back-up.
Now we wait until tomorrow afternoon, when Childress makes the official decision. All indications now are that Favre will be taking the field for his 292nd consecutive regular season start. Your move, Chillz.