In the end, Brad Childress didn’t have the nerve to pull the trigger. Moments ago, Vikings.com tweeted that Brett Favre is active for today vs. the Patriots and will start, extending his vaunted consecutive games streak to 292.
Speculation ran rampant all week that Childress would give Favre the day off and go with Tarvaris Jackson instead. Indications from Favre were that he would be very unhappy if Chilly didn’t let him play. On Friday, Favre was able to hobble out on his gimpy ankle and get in some practice reps.
The suspense over Favre had no reported effect on the Patriots, who prepared all week as if Favre would start.
The Vikings’ inactives for today include Joe Webb, Hank Baskett, Tyrell Johnson (Husain Abdullah is back from his concussion and starting), Lito Sheppard, Albert Young, Erin Henderson, Chris DeGeare and Jimmy Kennedy.