Brett Favre's return saves a season

Even on a bum ankle, the 40-year-old QB is needed to rectify the Vikings' offense

Originally Published: August 18, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings needed to try a Hail Mary pass, a recruiting trip by three senior members of their team, to get Brett Favre on a plane to Minneapolis to end retirement speculation Tuesday.

Even though it's only the preseason, the clock was ticking on the Vikings' season. With Favre, the Vikings can stay ahead of the rapidly improving Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears offenses. Without him, their best hope was to be a possible third-place team in the division and maybe make the ...

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