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Stand down on the Favre theories

OK conspiracy theorists, you can let down your guard: As expected, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre won't play Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. He hasn't recovered fully from a concussion he suffered Dec. 20, and the 48-hour delay for this game didn't help.

The Vikings will have the services of tailback Adrian Peterson, who returns from a one-game absence caused by a knee injury.

And finally, for those of you who like your safeties to take decent angles, the Vikings have replaced starter Madieu Williams with Jamarca Sanford.