Holmes: Bears Preparing For Favre

By Laurence Holmes–

This afternoon, the Vikings added intrigue to the mix for tonight’s game when they announced that Brett Favre has been upgraded from “Out” to “Questionable.”  Favre was originally ruled out after feeling some numbness in his throwing hand over the weekend.

This is what the Vikings website said about Favre’s improvement:

“Brett Favre attempted to throw the football two days ago and was unable to, due to pain in the SC joint and residual numbness from a  brachial plexus injury,” Vikings Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman said. “He declared himself out at that time. He woke up this morning feeling much improved. His symptoms and function have improved dramatically over the past 24 hours. In fairness to him and his team, he would like to be given the opportunity to play tonight if physically able.”

The Bears have been prepping for Joe Webb to make the start, but in talking with members of the orginaztion, they plan on  being ready to take on Favre if he plays.  On November 14th the Bears forced Favre into 3 Int (1 for TD) in a 27-13 victory at Soldier Field.

Favre will throw between 4:30-5 and then the training staff, Favre and Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier will make a decision on whether he plays.

On the weather front:  I landed in Minneapolis around 11 and the snow had just begun.  The forecast calls for 5-9 inches of snow and freezing temperatures.  The streets are already covered with snow.  I’ll have an update on the field later this afternoon.

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  • Goro

    I said last week, that this guy was sack by that Chick from NY Jets. It was reported, that she would not sue, if he was suspended for a game.
    League steps in and tells BF you can’t play because your hurt and everything is drop.


    Brett Favre is indeed starting for the Vikings tonight, but Adrian Peterson is inactive. I’m not sure what it really means, except to say that “ESPN’s Monday Night Football” crew will be slobbering all over themselves to shove the Favre story down America’s throat. They should be focusing on what really matters…The Bears are 1 win away from winning the NFC North. I wish #4 would call it a career and retire! ENOUGH ALREADY!

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