Leading the Seattle Seahawks 28-3 at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t taking any chances — they’ve pulled QB Brett Favre in favor of backup Tarvaris Jackson.
Favre isn’t injured — or at least we have no reason to believe he’s injured — so the move looks to be precautionary. Favre was excellent before leaving, completing 22-of-25 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns. It was his second four-touchdown game in the last three weeks, and the 22nd of his career, good enough to pass Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.
Before leaving, Favre also managed to set the Vikings’ single-game record for completion percentage (88 percent), breaking the previous mark of 84 percent set by Randall Cunningham against the Bucs in 1998 (with a minimum of 20 attempts). The mark is also a career-best for Favre.
With the Vikings in control, Favre’s day looks to be over.