FOXBOROUGH, MASS. -- Brett Favre's consecutive games streak will extend to 292 regular-season games.

The Vikings announced no starter changes for Sunday's game at New England, meaning Favre will extend his NFL record and play despite a stress fracture in his left foot and another fracture in his heel.

Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder on Saturday that he expected  to start. He took about half the snaps Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Favre was injured in last Sunday's game at Green Bay and wore a boot on his injured foot until Thursday.

Of course, this comes as a surprise to no one. When Favre said he was ready to start on Saturday that meant if he failed to so it would mean Childress benched him. Favre has interceptions and four lost fumbles this season but he's also being paid $1 million a game and it was Childress who sent three veterans to Mississippi in late August to get him back.

The Vikings' inactive list for today's game includes quarterback Joe Webb; wide receiver Hank Baskett; safety Tyrell Johnson; cornerback Lito Sheppard; running back Albert Young; linebacker Erin Henderson; guard Chris DeGeare; and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.

Johnson started last Sunday's game at Green Bay for the injured Husain Abdullah but Abdullah has recovered from a concussion and will start today. Sheppard will be inactive for a second consecutive game because of a broken hand. Kennedy will be inactive for the second time in three weeks.

New England's inactives include wide receivers Taylor Price and Matthew Slater (ankle); running back Fred Taylor (toe); safeties Patrick Chung (knee); and Jarrad Page (calf); offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger; offensive tackle Mark LeVoir; and defensive lineman Kyle Love. 

 

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