MINNEAPOLIS –- Brett Favre’s first series with the Vikings –- he started Friday’s preseason game against the visiting Chiefs –- ended after four plays.
After being greeted with a resounding ovation and having flashbulbs pop through the stadium like it was a Bruce Springsteen concert, Favre handed off to RB Adrian Peterson for a five-yard gain. Get used to that.
Favre dropped back to pass on his second play and, under heavy pressure, misfired badly to FB Naufahu Tahi. Favre took a good lick from Chiefs LB Tamba Hali but popped right up.
First-round draft pick Percy Harvin scooped a low Favre pass on third down for a four-yard gain to the Chiefs’ 47. Vikings coach Brad Childress then opted to go for it and have Favre hand the ball off to Peterson again. However, Peterson was stuffed by Chiefs safety Jarrad Page, and that was that.
– Steve Wyche