NFL Notebook: Mangini says Favre will play Sunday
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NEW YORK ó Brett Favre’s playing streak appears safe.
The New York quarterback rolled his left ankle during the third quarter of the Jets’ 48-29 loss at San Diego on Monday night, but coach Eric Mangini wasn’t overly concerned about Favre’s injury.
“Brett usually plays,” Mangini said Tuesday, “and I would anticipate the same.”
Favre was limping noticeably after the injury and in the locker room after the game. He has started an NFL-record 256 straight regular-season games, and is expected to start at home against Arizona.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Saddled with a 12-game losing streak, the rebuilding Kansas City Chiefs may decide they need a win more than a long look at a young quarterback.
Without coming right out and saying so, coach Herm Edwards strongly hinted Tuesday that veteran Damon Huard would probably get the nod on Sunday against Denver and that second-year man Tyler Thigpen would return to the bench after one start.
CLEVELAND ó Maybe it was fitting that Derek Anderson spent his day off at an adoption center for cats and dogs. Cleveland’s starting quarterback is on a short leash.With his team off to a disturbing 0-3 start, Browns coach Romeo Crennel is considering personnel changes and may bench Anderson for popular backup Brady Quinn.
Anderson, who made the Pro Bowl last season while leading Cleveland to 10 wins, has thrown just two touchdown passes and five interceptions in Cleveland’s losses to Dallas, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
MINNEAPOLIS ó Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Wally Hilgenberg has died after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 66.Friend and former Vikings tight end Stu Voigt says Hilgenberg died Tuesday morning in his Lakeville, Minn., home, surrounded by his family.
HOUSTON ó The Houston Texans plan to play their home opener at hurricane damaged Reliant Stadium on Oct. 5.