Favre Starts But Can’t Finish As The Patriots Go 6 And 1

Favre knocked out; Patriots top Vikings 28-18
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AP Sports Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady outscrambled Brett Favre,
then kept the ball away from Tarvaris Jackson when Favre was
knocked out of the game, and the New England Patriots held on to
beat the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 on Sunday.
      Brady scrambled free to find Brandon Tate breaking free behind
the defense for a 65-yard touchdown to give the Patriots the lead
in the third quarter. BenJarvus Green-Ellis' first touchdown, a
13-yard run, made it 21-10.
      Favre drove Minnesota to the New England 3 yard-line before he
was flattened by defensive lineman Myron Pryor. Jackson relieved
him and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Naufahu Tahi on the first
play, then hit Percy Harvin for the 2-point conversion that made it
      But Brady engineered a 13-play, 80-yard drive, with Green-Ellis
getting cartwheeled into the end zone to make it 28-18 with just
1:56 left.
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