<
>

Favre decision impacts Dolphins, Jets

Bad news for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

There was a chance Brett Favre's surgically repaired ankle would prevent him from being full-go at the start of the season. Based on developments Tuesday afternoon, Favre's ankle apparently is recovering quickly enough that he'll be the Vikings' quarterback and not Tarvaris Jackson.

The Dolphins will visit the Vikings in Week 2. The Vikings will play the Jets at the Meadowlands in Week 4 on "Monday Night Football."

Tuesday's developments don't impact the other AFC East teams as much because if Favre was going to play he likely would have been healthy for those games.

The Vikings visit the New England Patriots in Week 8 and host the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.