In maybe his last stand as the old gunslinger, Brett Favre is back in the starting lineup for the Vikings, and it’ll be on the frozen tundra in Minnesota. Favre, who was upgraded earlier today from “out” to “questionable,” threw before the game in the snowy conditions, and it was decided that he is well enough to play.
Favre though will be without Adrian Peterson, though. The star running back is inactive with thigh and ankle injuries.
After being listed as out on Saturday with a sprained right shoulder that ended his NFL record streak of 297 straight games a week earlier, Favre threw about 15 passes pregame and will play against the Bears.
Athletic trainer Eric Sugarman says Favre woke up feeling much better and wanted to test out his injured arm.
The game is being played in the snow at the University of Minnesota’s outdoor TCF Bank Stadium after the roof at the Metrodome fell last weekend.