Favre Watch reaches high alert

The Brett Favre Watch is at its highest level of alert.

With the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants in Detroit and preparing for their game tonight at Ford Field, all eyes are on Favre and the quarterback’s sprained right shoulder. His streak of 297 consecutive starts in regular-season games (321 including playoffs) is on the line.

Favre has dropped plenty of hints that he will not play, telling ESPN’s Ed Werder on Sunday that if the game was yesterday, he most definitely would not have been able to play. Can a little more than 24 hours make that much of a difference, even if he gets a pain-killing injection?

Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier has left the door open. The plan is to see what he can do when the team gets to the stadium this afternoon. The Vikings do not intend to have Favre hand off to Adrian Peterson to keep his streak en tact and then come out of the game. Favre would like to reach 300 before his career ends. Stay tuned. If you care.

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