Favre's old legs help new coach
LANDOVER, Md. — Brett Favre's voice was a raspy whisper as he spoke about the 10-yard scramble his creaky legs carved out, helping seal his Vikings' victory.
"Did I expect to run for a first down? I haven't expected to run for a first down in quite a while," Favre said, smiling. "It was 10 yards? Really? It felt like 50. But we needed that win."
With Adrian Peterson out since the second quarter with a right ankle injury, and Favre's receivers well-covered on third and 8, the 41-year-old QB got a first down just before the two-minute warning.
"He looked younger," said Peterson, who left in the second quarter and is scheduled for tests today. "He looked like he was 38 on that run."
Moments later, after taking a knee to run out the clock, Favre handed the ball to new coach Leslie Frazier. Minnesota ended a nine-game road skid less than a week after firing coach Brad Childress and promoting defensive coordinator Frazier.
Frazier called the win "hopefully the start of great things to come."