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Favre's Status for Sunday Night Is Still Up In the Air

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MINNEAPOLIS MN - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the Vikings game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS MN - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the Vikings game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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It's just more of the same with Brett Favre: will he retire or will he play another year? Will injuries keep him out or will he start at the last minute? Now that his 297 game starting streak has officially ended, you'd think that he'd take a break to recover from the multiple injuries he's suffered at the hands of opposing defenses this year. There was even talk of him pondering re-re-re-retirement. No such luck. As we all saw on Monday night, Favre, after not throwing a pass all week due to a shoulder injury, had his status upgraded from OUT to Questionable and stole away rookie Joe Webb's first NFL start.

Of course, the Vikings' decision to let Favre power through his injuries resulted in their starting quarterback exiting the game in the second quarter with a concussion. "Surely," thought many level-headed and sensible fans, "this is enough to place Favre on injured reserve." The Vikings have an exciting (if raw and inexperienced) player in Joe Webb and they would do well to evaluate his talent in their final two meaningless regular season games.

Forget about it.

Earlier today, the Vikings announced that they will not place the 41 year old quarterback on IR, and have not ruled him out to play against the Eagles this week. He will undergo a battery of concussion tests and will likely miss a good deal of practice time, leaving the Eagles to play a guessing game of who to prepare for under center. However, even if Favre does make another stubborn start, it's highly unlikely that he'll be able to finish after taking a few hits, so either way, prepare to see some Joe Webb.