Favre expects to start again this week after 8 stitches

Brett Favre said he expects to be tested for a possible concussion after he was knocked out of Sunday’s game at New England following a hit on the chin.

No penalty was called on the play, but you have to imagine Patriots nose tackle Myron Pryor will likely be disciplined for a hit to Favre’s chin that opened up a cut that required eight stitches to close.

Following the 28-18 loss that dropped the Vikings to 2-5 for the season, Favre didn’t sound like someone suffering from a concussion. Not that you can learn that from a press conference, but the point is he was in good shape, all things considered.

"As I went into the tunnel on the cart, I thought to myself for a brief second, 'What in the world am I doing?'" Favre said, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "But there's nothing like competing."

Favre made his record 292nd consecutive start after serious questions about his left ankle were the focus of the week. Favre played with two small fractures in the ankle, and he played well. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 259 yards. The interception he threw went through the hands of Percy Harvin.

"I was shocked that I was able to play and move around the way I was," Favre said. "My prayers were answered. I wanted the chance to play and play at a high level to give us a chance to win. That was my main concern. I didn't want to play just to play. I didn't want to come in for one play to get a start. I wanted to come in and help the team win. It was touch-and- go before the game today."

So what are the chances Favre will make it for start 293 in a row on Sunday when the Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome?

"Let's have a little history lesson, look a little bit back," coach Brad Childress said. "You could probably venture a pretty good guess on whether you'd thought he would go. I think he'll probably take a swing at it next week. What do you think?"

Yes, Favre will be out there. But the Vikings, even in the bunched-together NFC, need to get on a roll. They need to do it quickly. Favre knows as much.

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