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Brett Favre will be inactive, Joe Webb to start tonight

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Brett Favre hasn’t been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered eight days ago and will not be on the field tonight for the Minnesota Vikings.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Favre will be inactive tonight.

That means Joe Webb will get his first NFL start tonight in Philadelphia. Webb is the eighth different rookie quarterback to start in the NFL this season, the most rookies to start at quarterback in a non-strike year since 1977.

Now the question is whether Favre will be able to return in five days against the Detroit Lions, or whether his season — and in all likelihood his NFL career — is already over.

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25 Responses to “Brett Favre will be inactive, Joe Webb to start tonight”
  1. txbearmeat says: Dec 28, 2010 5:19 PM

    Good. Finally. Go home Brent, and GO IGGLES!

  2. patsfan says: Dec 28, 2010 5:32 PM

    In a surprising move, Goodell announced a one game suspension retroactive to yesterday.

  3. knowerofallthings says: Dec 28, 2010 5:34 PM

    Amazing how many years he started without missing a game and a lot of teams are on their 3rd QB this year…

  4. camprobot says: Dec 28, 2010 5:34 PM

    “trap game”

  5. jimmy1smith says: Dec 28, 2010 5:35 PM

    Favre’s career was basically over with his INT in the Championship game last year. Its just that the Viking fans didn’t realize it until lately.

    Speaking of over, if the Vikings lose tonight (highly likely) and lose again to the Lions next Sunday, (almost as likely) that will mean the Vikings will finish in LAST place in the NFC North. A position they look likely to hold for the next few years. Trading away draft picks for over the hill players is a sure fire way to set your franchise back for years.

  6. debthebusybody says: Dec 28, 2010 5:38 PM

    If you are not playing, skip the post game presser, diva.

    Can’t wait to see.

  7. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 28, 2010 5:40 PM

    Poor AP. The Eagles with load up 10 in the box and leave one Defensive End, yes Defensive End in coverage on our receivers.

  8. ticewasbetter says: Dec 28, 2010 5:44 PM

    And the Vikings continue to climb up the draft board for hopefully Ryan Mallett or Jake Locker… for the love of god don’t draft Cam Newton!

    Oh, apparently Bryant McKinnie has been inactive all season as well.

  9. commandercornpone says: Dec 28, 2010 5:49 PM

    the vikes have a better chance of winning tonight than they do sunday

  10. bobrune says: Dec 28, 2010 5:56 PM

    What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until Favre decides it is.

    Was it over when the Yankees beat the Packers? Hell no.

    Yankees?
    Forget it, he’s rolling.

    And it ain’t over now ’cause when the going get’s tough…the tough get going.

    Who’s with me? Let’s gooooo!!!!

  11. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Dec 28, 2010 5:57 PM

    Now he will have more time to stand on the sideline and admire himself on the big screen.

  12. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 28, 2010 6:03 PM

    booo, this game just got a lot more boring. Looks like I will be watching the college bowl games tonight.

  13. upperdecker19 says: Dec 28, 2010 6:05 PM

    In related news, John Madden’s television has been declared inactive tonight.

  14. artbymarilyn says: Dec 28, 2010 6:10 PM

    Geez….Brett haters go play in the snow. He has made football fun to watch and brought a lot of monies to the states he plays in. Come on, lay off. It sounds very bad from supposedly good sports. Marilyn of http://www.artbymarilyn.net looped to etsy

  15. bcgreg says: Dec 28, 2010 6:15 PM

    What an inglorious end for the ultimate warrior!

    Sorry! Jaws hacked my PFT account. Bye, Brett. Now, just retire!

  16. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 28, 2010 6:17 PM

    Ok Brett, time to do that final presser and announce your retirement.
    It’ll be ok. Really.

  17. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 28, 2010 6:18 PM

    ticewasbetter says:

    And the Vikings continue to climb up the draft board for hopefully Ryan Mallett or Jake Locker… for the love of god don’t draft Cam Newton!
    _____________

    They need an O-Line more than a QB. Webb has potential if he gets some help. A rookie behind that line is Stafford all over again: talented but constantly injured.

    If the Vikings aren’t smart enough to realize that, God help their new QB . However, as a Packers fan living in Seattle, I REALLY don’t want to see local hero Locker wearing the painted-on horns. That would be horrible.

  18. geauxformore says: Dec 28, 2010 6:25 PM

    Put him on IR…….

  19. didiwags says: Dec 28, 2010 6:29 PM

    Duh! We all knew he would not play today because of the concussion!! The Vikings will spring back next season!! In the NFC North almost every year it switches on who is on top and bottom. Always has between the Bears, Packers and Vikes…. the Lions well they are just there to make it an even 4!

  20. purpleguy says: Dec 28, 2010 6:38 PM

    It’s gonna be a massacre with Joe “T-Jack Jr” at QB. Then again, apparently if there’s a few flakes in the forecast, Philly fans will put on their jammies and stay indoors. I guess the only thing to look forward is watching the reaction of Pack fans, who’ve called the Vikings chokers, after their team loses in the playoffs. I can hear it now, we’ve had a ton of injuries, if only we didn’t have to play on the road, we’re a good young team for the 4th fruitless year in a row, next year Rodgers will come through in the clutch, blah, blah, blah. . . .

  21. cubEbear54 says: Dec 28, 2010 6:43 PM

    geauxformore says:
    Dec 28, 2010 6:25 PM
    Put him on IR…….
    ====================
    No way – he’ll play against the Lions to finish out his career. Book it!!

  22. thejuddstir says: Dec 28, 2010 7:07 PM

    In related news, Mrs. Goodell has postponed tonights Eagles/Vikings game because Eagle’s players refuse to play until it is 70 degrees outside! Wussies!!!!!!

  23. tprt2 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:29 PM

    I’d love to see the old boy come back for another year or two – provide he goes to a team that understands the concept of pass-blocking and picking up the blitz.

  24. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 28, 2010 11:00 PM

    purpleguy says:

    I guess the only thing to look forward is watching the reaction of Pack fans, who’ve called the Vikings chokers, after their team loses in the playoffs.
    ____________

    …So you’re saying it’s just like any other season then.

    No real success to speak of in Viking history, no championships, but at least their part-time fans can (usually) take pleasure in watching some OTHER team beat the Packers. What a woeful existence.

    News flash: Yes, we will probably lose early in the playoffs this year. We all know that. We’re not there yet as a team, and we’re not delusional enough to claim paper trophies like so many of our Minnesota counterparts do.

    However, we can take a lot of comfort in knowing that we have actually won when it mattered before, and we will again. You all can continue to watch us in the playoffs every year, hoping someone, anyone, takes us out. You should have plenty of time on your hands with no team of your own to watch come each January.

  25. notoriusbug says: Dec 29, 2010 5:45 AM

    jimmy1smith says “Speaking of over, if the Vikings lose tonight (highly likely) and lose again to the Lions next Sunday, (almost as likely) that will mean the Vikings will finish in LAST place in the NFC North.”

    Oh Jimmy…you are hilarious.

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