Philadelphia Eagles News

QB Favre Unlikely To Play

It doesn't look like the extra 48 hours is going to help Vikings quarterback Brett Favre be able to play Tuesday night.

Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters on Monday that Favre had still not passed the neurological tests after suffering a concussion last Monday night in their loss to the Bears. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio followed up with a report stating that the Vikings did not plan to have Favre tested again prior to the game. Favre was listed as doubtful by the Vikings on the injury report.

If Favre can't play, rookie Joe Webb will make his first-career start. Webb was 15-of-26 for 129 yards with one rushing touchdown and two interceptions in relief of Favre in the 40-14 loss to the Bears.

It does look like, however, that All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson, who missed the Bears game with a thigh injury, will benefit from the extra time off and start. Peterson was listed as questionable by the Vikings on the injury report.

With game time set for 8 PM (EST), the inactives will be announced at 6:30 PM. We will have complete coverage from Lincoln Financial Field beginning with the Kickoff Show at 7:30 PM.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:22 a.m., December 28

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content