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Brett Favre out, Joe Webb in for Vikings vs. Bears

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Brett Favre’s consecutive games started streak is over at 297, Tarvaris Jackson’s streak is over at one, and now it’s time for Joe Webb’s streak to begin.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has confirmed that Favre is out on Monday night against the Bears, and Webb will get his first NFL start.

The Vikings have not yet said whether the medical staff expects Favre to return this season, but Frazier has said that if Favre’s shoulder sufficiently recovers, Favre will get his job back.

Webb, a rookie sixth-round draft pick from Alabama-Birmingham, has completed two of five passes for eight yards, and run once for 16 yards, in very limited action this year.

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46 Responses to “Brett Favre out, Joe Webb in for Vikings vs. Bears”
  1. jaggedmark says: Dec 18, 2010 2:56 PM

    Webb, Peterson, & Gerhart bring an option attack. Upset Bears. Fans storm the field after the game.

  2. artbymarilyn says: Dec 18, 2010 3:00 PM

    Also, Aaron Rodgers…I hope this finds you feeling better. I brain injury is no good. Marilyn of http://www.artbymarilyn.net

  3. Deb says: Dec 18, 2010 3:00 PM

    Didn’t they say Favre will be the emergency QB? Wouldn’t it be funny if he had to come in and create a miracle win? LOL

  4. jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 3:02 PM

    YEAH BABY….JOE WEBB!!! oh wait a sec….actually i dont give a flying you-know-what about the vikes (and neither does the rest of the country)….my bad.

  5. NoHomeTeam says: Dec 18, 2010 3:15 PM

    jdandcoke says: “YEAH BABY….JOE WEBB!!! oh wait a sec….actually i dont give a flying you-know-what about the vikes (and neither does the rest of the country)….my bad.”

    If your announced choice of adult beverage wasn’t enough for us to question your IQ, the rest of your post certainly would be. Clearly you do “give a flying you-know-what” about the Vikings, or you wouldn’t have replied to a post that was specifically about the Vikings.

    Do you read what you’ve typed before you hit “submit?”

  6. hobartbaker says: Dec 18, 2010 3:17 PM

    Joe overcame mild dyslexia to get to the NFL. He still has a tendency to reverse the order of city and state on written documents from time to time.

  7. myasylum11 says: Dec 18, 2010 3:20 PM

    I find it funny both Favre and Rodgers are out at the same time! :)

  8. vikinghater says: Dec 18, 2010 3:23 PM

    Didn’t they say Favre will be the emergency QB? Wouldn’t it be funny if he had to come in and create a miracle win? LOL

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    Yah, that would be funny. What are gonna dream about tonight?? Wolves winning the NBA title???

  9. thejuddstir says: Dec 18, 2010 3:29 PM

    “jdandcoke says:
    Dec 18, 2010 3:02 PM
    YEAH BABY….JOE WEBB!!! oh wait a sec….actually i dont give a flying you-know-what about the vikes (and neither does the rest of the country)….my bad.”
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    Clearly this dude knows little about football as he only wants to know, hear and read about “his team” and “his players”……not sure where he is from but from reading posts from fans around the country he can only be a fan of one of two teams, either Jets or Packers as it is a typical post from their fans. They know little else about football, the rules, and players in the rest of the NFL. He is obviously not a fantasy football fan either as fantasy players are like sponges when it comes to garnering info on every player. I don’t know much about Joe Webb but I am interested in finding out more…..come to think about it, wasn’t a QB named Joe Montana a nobody and drafted in like the 7th rd????? Just sayin’

  10. j0esixpack says: Dec 18, 2010 3:30 PM

    Joe Webb… a poor man’s Tim Tebow

  11. shiftyvision says: Dec 18, 2010 3:32 PM

    jdandcoke…. stay classy brotha!

    Assuming no jobbie if you can find the time to post on articles about a squad that you “dont give a flying you-know-what about”

    Now on a legitimate note… I’m excited to see what Webb can do since we already know what Favre and Jackson could do. Can’t wait to watch this one!

  12. importantpftcomment says: Dec 18, 2010 3:40 PM

    Gotta love the way MDS deletes comments that say anything bad about him……..

  13. jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 3:46 PM

    nohometeam

    as a fan of PFT, and being a person who knows how to read, i tend to see every headline posted on this site. every once in a while i feel the urge to post an opinion on a particular subject. the vikes are SUCH a joke, and such a PATHETIC organization that on this particular occasion i felt the need to heap a little more abuse on them and help make their fans feel even a little worse than they already do.
    sincerely yours,
    jdandcoke

    ps LETS GO G-MEN!!!!!!

    pps as a fan of NO home team…why are you even here??

  14. antalicus says: Dec 18, 2010 3:54 PM

    All I ask of Joe Webb is for him to jump over the defense at least once like his video on youtube.

  15. tprt2 says: Dec 18, 2010 3:59 PM

    The NFL is suddenly so much less interesting without Brett Favre – almost apathetic.

  16. habsman says: Dec 18, 2010 4:00 PM

    @ hobart

    New York, New York is the place for him.

  17. pkrlvr says: Dec 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    #
    jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 3:02 PM

    YEAH BABY….JOE WEBB!!! oh wait a sec….actually i dont give a flying you-know-what about the vikes (and neither does the rest of the country)….my bad.
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    Really? Congrats on having the most moronic post in the thread….

  18. svenftw says: Dec 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    Can’t wait to see Joe get a shot. YouTube his name if you don’t know why!

  19. purpwalk says: Dec 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    perfect time to give the rook some game experience

  20. thejuddstir says: Dec 18, 2010 5:18 PM

    jdandcoke says, “every once in a while i feel the urge to post an opinion on a particular subject.”
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    jd mistakenly calls his “brain-farts” as “urges”…..ya need a little more coke with those jd’s, LOL

  21. transientfan says: Dec 18, 2010 5:24 PM

    This comes from a local St. Paul, MN newspaper a few days ago:
    “As long as Culpepper will be in town for the “50 Greatest Vikings” celebration, some people have suggested the Vikings consider Culpepper, whose United Football League season for the Sacramento Mountain Lions recently concluded, if injured Favre and backup Tarvaris Jackson are unable to quarterback Monday against the Chicago Bears. Culpepper, 33, is eight years younger than Favre.”

    Culpepper just finished successful stint in UFL leading the league (8 game season) in completions, attempts, passing yards (1,944) and tied for TD’s (10) plus 2 rushing TD’s. His team, Sacramento Mtn. Lions finished 3-1 in second half of season and came within one game of championship game. I went to one game and he appears to be 100% healthy and enjoying football again after several frustrating seasons.
    Would be great to see him back out with Vikings again!

  22. packercpa says: Dec 18, 2010 5:36 PM

    juddstir,

    Way to call the kettle black.

  23. thetooloftools says: Dec 18, 2010 5:36 PM

    Is he related to anyone in 1 Adam 12 because he’s going to need them.

  24. jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 5:45 PM

    oops…..sorry boys. i seem to have hit a nerve. id be disgusted too if i rooted for the vikes.

    to the dimwit that assumed i was a fan of the packs or jets….BZZZZZZZZ. wrong. dont care about the pack and hate the jets. BTW, what does me not caring about little joe webb or the vikes have to do with my knowledge of the game??? exactly…it has nothing to do with it. g-man fan here my man. maybe its the fact that the nfl has the g-men going to minny every year that has me a little hot….not sad to see the vikes going down in flames….screw ‘em. and dude…montana was drafted in the 3rd round not the 7th.

    to the other dude….shiftyvision….being a 20 year man in my line of work allows for a nice christmas vacation…got a nice job with a helluva pension kicking in in 5 years….and again, NOBODY outside of minny gives a rats *** about joe webb. be sure to check out the g-men in the playoffs……where the REAL teams are.

  25. tprt2 says: Dec 18, 2010 5:48 PM

    Can’t help but wonder what if Brett Favre had a head coach this year and an offensive line, and had Harvin/Rice for all games what his numbers would actually look like, and he’d still have his streak in tact.

    I mean, you look at some of the passes he’s thrown this season when he has had a reasonable amount of time to throw and most were absolute gems.

    Whose to say he couldn’t return to the Vikings for another season, provided they address the O-line and blitz pickups. They currently don’t have much at QB and they aren’t gonna get a talent that can come outta the gates and be anything close to Favre in the draft or free agency.

    Time for a Favre in ’11 campaign.

  26. tommytd says: Dec 18, 2010 6:03 PM

    You think #4′s gonna play in that stadium on that frozen turf and bust his ass (further)…hell no. He’ll be at a local memorabilia show peddling his $500 footballs. LOL

  27. Deb says: Dec 18, 2010 6:05 PM

    @vikinghater …

    Sorry, but I’m a one-sport woman, so whatever point you were trying to make about the NBA went past me. Other than the CBA and Goodell’s ineptitude, my only football concerns are the Steelers’ injuries and how Bama assistants will respond to job offers from other schools. But yeah, as a football fan, I’d rather see Favre finish his career with a good game instead of sitting out w/an injury. They’re not going to make the playoffs, so couldn’t you enjoy watching a great player deliver his swan song? Enough hate in the world already.

  28. jimmy1smith says: Dec 18, 2010 6:12 PM

    The sad truth is that the Vikings should have made the move to Webb back around Favre’s 10th INT of the season. BrINT clearly lost a number of games for the Vikings but being that Chilly was Favre’s puppet, complete with Favre hand up his ass, the logical move to Webb was secondary to Favre’s starting streak.

    It will be an interesting off season for the Vikings. Among the questions are:
    1.) Will the Viking fans pay for a billboard in Mississippi begging Favre to return?
    2.) Will Ziggy throw even more millions at Favre for one last return?
    3.) Will the Vikings ever learn?
    4.) Will the Las Vegas odds for the Vikings winning the Superbowl be less or greater than the odds of a Powerball ticket?

  29. commandercornpone says: Dec 18, 2010 6:20 PM

    chauncey pullpecker?

    while a lion, all other QBs on the roster won a game but him.

    toast.

  30. jimmysee says: Dec 18, 2010 6:24 PM

    Go Joe!

    Show us what you can do!

    Audition for 2011!

    Go Vikes at the Big Chill.

  31. purpleguy says: Dec 18, 2010 6:33 PM

    Webb’s gonna get creamed and it’s too bad. Not only was T-Jack a lousy QB, he was made of glass. If the D isn’t lights out and Peterson doesn’t run for 150, this game isn’t going to be pretty. I keep thinking back to Spurgeon Wynn.

  32. solarryan says: Dec 18, 2010 7:09 PM

    juddstir,

    Your comments sounded more ignorant than anything on this blog. Was it the smartest comment jdandcoke wrote, probably not! I would just keep reading but to say he is either a Jets fan or Packers fan because they dont know anything else about football besides their team just took the ignorance right out of his mouth and straight into yours. I will keep reading now! Thanks!

  33. Lisa (VikesPrincess) says: Dec 18, 2010 8:15 PM

    @jdandcoke

    You talk pretty big for a fan of a team that lost to the Vikings on January 3rd, 2010. I believe the score was 44-7. And Sad Faced Eli was at the helm.

    Glad you feel all good about your team off their win against a Viikings squad that was decimated with injuries (starting QB out, starting CB out, starting RG out, starting LG out, starting DE out). And by decimated, I mean 23% of our starters weren’t in the game. That’s not even touching on the numerous players with lingering injuries.

    This year your team has lost to perennial powerhouses like… the Titans (Titans 29, Giants 10). They’ve also lost to Dallas (Dallas 33, Giants 20) and Indianapolis (Colts 38, Giants 14) – teams that are far underperforming from last year. The Giants lost to Philadelphia (Philly 27, Giants 17). Those are some pretty big margins for a team you insist is a “real” team. Especially since that “real” team is trying to maintain a Wild Card spot.

    Maybe you’re just bitter because your team’s record against the Vikings is 9-13. When your G-men lose to Philly in the Wild Card round (assuming the Giants hang onto their assumed spot) you can take comfort in the fact that Eli only threw 2 interceptions against the Vikings this time around and the Giants were able to break a 4 game losing streak to the Vikings.

    Just remember as you’re watching 2 teams that aren’t yours playing in the Super Bowl: you’ll be watching right along with the Vikings fans and thinking about 2011.

  34. philtration says: Dec 18, 2010 8:33 PM

    I can just see the headline here on Monday night…

    “BEARS CLINCH NFC NORTH, PFT PREDICTS THEY WILL MISS PLAYOFFS”

  35. cusoman says: Dec 18, 2010 9:35 PM

    jdandcoke says: Dec 18, 2010 5:45 PM

    Maybe its the fact that the nfl has the g-men going to minny every year that has me a little hot

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    Yeah, and the G-men are 1-4 against them those “every” years too. Oops indeed.

  36. thejuddstir says: Dec 18, 2010 9:46 PM

    I’m actually a Pats fan and it sure is fun to make a comment about Jets and Packer fans to get them riled up and identify themselves. Welcome to Gillete packer fans, gonna get a taste of playing a winning team for once……hope you enjoy it. and it wouldn’t matter if rodgers played or not, it would maybe keep the score a little closer is all. as for jets fans…..keep dreamin’, everyone knew your team of overpaid “has beens” was going to implode before seasons end under a pretender coach who can only talk a good game.

  37. brewdogg says: Dec 18, 2010 11:27 PM

    Is it just me, or does G-men sound like competition for the Chip-n-Dale’s men…..

  38. vikinghater says: Dec 18, 2010 11:45 PM

    Deb says:
    Dec 18, 2010 6:05 PM
    @vikinghater …

    Sorry, but I’m a one-sport woman, so whatever point you were trying to make about the NBA went past me. Other than the CBA and Goodell’s ineptitude, my only football concerns are the Steelers’ injuries and how Bama assistants will respond to job offers from other schools. But yeah, as a football fan, I’d rather see Favre finish his career with a good game instead of sitting out w/an injury. They’re not going to make the playoffs, so couldn’t you enjoy watching a great player deliver his swan song? Enough hate in the world already.

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    That’s OK. Normally anything said would go over a Queens Fan Head. Enjoy!!!

  39. importantpftcomment says: Dec 19, 2010 12:29 AM

    I just had the biggest laff……

    jimmy1smith has been saying for weeks (months?) that the Vikes should put in TJack instead of Favre. Now that TJack has played and failed, he suddenly changed his tune and now thinks that Webb should have been the starter.

    We all knew he/she didn’t know what they are talking about in regards to Minnesota or the Vikings, but this must take the cake! ROFLMFAO

  40. shiftyvision says: Dec 19, 2010 12:47 AM

    jdandcoke. telling me you have a job doesn’t make me believe it. how many times have you posted on this article you care nothing about? HAHAHA g-men? are you into Thor and Wonder Woman too?

  41. didiwags says: Dec 19, 2010 1:01 AM

    This will be an interesting game!! But heck only a few games left why not let Webb play!!
    We all know that TJax would not be able to do it and placing him on “injured reserve” for turf toe is pretty hilarious!!
    Being a long time Vikings fan I have to say it Skol, Vikings!!! lol

  42. ticewasbetter says: Dec 19, 2010 1:38 AM

    Love for someone to get a mike in front of Sage Rosenfels who should be starting outdoors for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football for the first time in 29 yrs, but got played by Childress….

    Hey jimmy1smith, your team isn’t making the playoffs either you mutha-trucka…

    ha. pack. ha.!
    ha. pack. ha.!
    ha. pack. ha.!

    And the Vikings will have both Washington QB’s on their roster next season, McNabb and Jake Locker.

  43. brintfarvruhsux says: Dec 19, 2010 7:23 AM

    tprt2 says: Dec 18, 2010 5:48 PM

    Can’t help but wonder what if Brett Favre had a head coach this year and an offensive line, and had Harvin/Rice for all games what his numbers would actually look like, and he’d still have his streak in tact.

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    If my sister had balls she’d be my brother…

  44. wtfru2 says: Dec 19, 2010 9:25 AM

    If jdandcoke is still working at the same job after 20 years, he must not be very good at it. Selling the company and retiring after 16 is the ticket! Barbados here I come…..

  45. brewdogg says: Dec 19, 2010 2:02 PM

    I believe jdandcoke. It’s pretty obvious he’s one of those guys that would have been fired long ago if he wasn’t a Teamster….. I’m guessing truck driver. He’s probably one of the guys who was picketing in front of the Buffalo CCX terminal and beating up other drivers as they tried to go to work.

  46. Deb says: Dec 19, 2010 2:55 PM

    @vikingshater …

    You mean the way I’m not a Vikings fan went over your head? Must be hard to hear when you’re so busy hating. So sad.

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