Vikings quarterback Brett Favre suffered a shoulder injury on the third play of Sunday’s 38-14 win over the Bills, and he didn’t return. In Favre’s absence, Tarvaris Jackson completed 15 of 22 passes for 187 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.
After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Favre will continue to start, if healthy, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Did we mention Jackson had three interceptions?
Even with the turnovers, Jackson stepped right in and, after giving up a pick-six, sparked the Vikings to 31 unanswered points.
It wasn’t enough to supplant Favre. And anyone who thinks Favre will miss a start hasn’t been paying much attention to his career.
The Vikings host the Giants and Bears in the second and third chapters of a current three-game home stand.