As most NFL teams rest their starters in the final preseason game, the Minnesota Vikings took the same action on their starting quarterback Brett Favre, who arrived in Minnesota just 16 days ago.
It was in purpose of avoiding the risk of injury with the regular season a week away, especially necessary for the 39-year-old quarterback. Three days after his arrival, Favre put on the No. 4 vikings jersey and played his first game for the Vikings, looking every bit as rusty as could be expected with 1 for 4 for 4 yards in two series against the Kansas City Chiefs. But his performance became better and better afterwards, completing 13 of 18 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown while playing into the third quarter of a 17-10 win at Houston.
“I thought he made a nice jump from Week 1 to Week 2 and showed he’s got a good understanding of what we’re doing,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said.
Before the Vikings open the regular season on Sept. 13 at Cleveland, Favre and the rest of his offensive starters spend the entire week on practicing to fine-tune things.