Roof collapse moves Giants-Vikings game to Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS: Brett Favre is getting help from the Minnesota Vikings' medical staff, the athletic trainers and perhaps even the weather gods as he tries to keep his incredible consecutive starts record going.
The Vikings' home game against the New York Giants was moved to Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm early Sunday morning.
The delay has given Favre more time to heal his sprained right shoulder, with his NFLrecord streak of 297 straight regular season starts hanging in the balance. "Joke goin round is Gods Tryin to preserve Bretts streak record," Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian wrote on Twitter. "Lol!!" Favre barely practiced all week. He's listed as questionable for the game after getting hit hard and slammed to the turf on his first pass of last week's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Favre sent a text message to USA Today on Sunday saying he doubts he will be able to play on Monday night "but it does buy a little time."
Interim coach Leslie Frazier said the 41-year-old quarterback will still go through a pregame workout to determine if he's able to play.
"From everything I've seen, there is still a possibility he could play, especially with an extra day," Frazier said in a conference call Sunday before the Vikings departed for Detroit. The Vikings held a short walkthrough Sunday afternoon, but Favre did not do any throwing. -Ap