Roof col­lapse moves Giants-Vik­ings game to Detroit

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

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

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