Vikings quarterback Brett Favre reportedly failed a concussion test on Wednesday, putting his status for the game with the Detroit Lions on Sunday in limbo. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier stated that if healthy Favre would play. Rookie Joe Webb started Tuesday and helped the Vikes upset Super Bowl-contender Philadelphia, so I really see no reason to trot a less-than-100-percent Favre out there for any reason other than nostalgia.
ESPN reported on SportsCenter Thursday morning that Sunday’s contest with the Lions will be Favre’s last as an NFL player, whether he plays or not.
If it is indeed Favre’s last game (which in Brett FavreLand there’s still a chance it might not be), the Lions certainly won’t miss him much. Favre has never lost a home game to Detroit during his illustrious career and is 26-9 overall against the Lions. Topping it off, he’s won eight straight overall against the Honolulu blue. Luckily for Detroit, this is a home game and there’s a good chance Favre will be watching from the bench.