Monday 20 November 2017

American Football: Injury threat to Favre's milestone

Brett Favre took a lot of hits in Minnesota's 24-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and is rated a doubt for next weekend's clash with Green Bay Packers.

The veteran shipped a challenge from Igor Olshansky in the third quarter and got up grabbing his ribs but played on. Favre said he just got the wind knocked out of him and coach Brad Childress said the punishment he took was nothing extraordinary.

The 41-year-old quarterback -- playing in his 290th consecutive game last Sunday -- will face another tough test in just a few days.

Favre will meet with NFL security officials today to discuss allegations that he sent inappropriate messages to a game day hostess while both worked for the Jets in 2008. "I don't expect anything . . . I'm concerned about the next game," Favre said after throwing for 118 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys.

Meanwhile, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts maintained a share of the lead in the AFC South by easing past the resurgent Washington Redskins 27-24.

Manning carved up the Redskins by completing 25 of 38 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Joseph Addai rushed for 128 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown to power the Colts to their best game on the ground this season.

Irish Independent

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