Favre plays; doesn’t matter as Vikings fall to New England 28-18

The question all week long was about if Brett Favre would play for the Vikings at QB Sunday.

He did – but it didn’t matter.

Favre, on two broken bones in his ankle, seemed just fine till he left the game with a facial laceration in the fourth quarter as the Vikings fell to the Pats 28-18 to fall to 2-5 on the season.

Tom Brady was more the hero for the Pats, as he completed 16 of 27 passes for 240 yards and BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran 17 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns to give the Patriots (6-1) their fifth straight victory.

Tarvaris Jackson took Favre’s place in the fourth, and made a game of it, throwing for a a touchdown on his first play and a 2-point conversion on his second, but he didn’t get the ball back until the two-minute warning had sounded and the Vikings trailed by 10.

Favre went 22 for 32 for 259 yards, throwing a pick on a tipped ball and taking two intentional grounding penalties when he tried to avoid sacks.

Adrian Peterson carried 25 times for 92 yards, and Percy Harvin caught six passes for 104 yards for the Vikings despite missing about a quarter with an ankle injury.

The big play of the late game was Brady hitting wide out Brandon Tate with a 65-yard touchdown on a broken play to give New England a 14-10 lead at one point.

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