Brad Childress gave the Vikings five days off, and Brett Favre spent most of that time at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., and he appeared incredibly energetic, even youthful when I spoke to him.
Favre told me that for the first time all season he did not use the cold plunge at the team facility, which he typically uses immediately after practice to relieve pain in his knees and ankles.
As for his mindset, Favre told me that he’s aware of the two potential outcomes of the game, saying, “If you win, you go on. If you lose, you’re done -- and for me -- that could very well be my last game.’’
Favre has been one of Tony Romo’s boyhood idols since the Cowboys quarterback grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin. Romo told me this week that what most impresses him about Favre even now is his exceptional velocity for someone with a relatively short throwing motion and th e
high number of revolutions on the football that create a tight spiral.
When asked about both quarterbacks limiting their interceptions with fewer improvisational plays, Romo said of Favre, “He still does it; you have to. Just not as often."