Brett Favre still has not practiced this week with the Vikings as he tries to recover from two fractures in his left ankle, but he seemingly became a step closer to playing Sunday when he was spotted leaving the team's walkthrough without his walking boot on Thursday.
Favre has maintained that he wants to play, but no decision has been made yet. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is confident that when 4:15 P.M. rolls around Sunday, it'll be Favre who's under center for the start.
"Surprising would probably be a good word," Bevell said during his weekly press conference. "He's never not been out there so it would probably be a surprise. I was there [in Green Bay] and he broke the thumb. Immediately the doctor said, 'Hey, we've got to pin it and you're going to be out six to eight weeks.' In his mind, he said, 'Well wait a minute, I just played really well.' We didn't know it was broken. He said, 'I'm going to give it a shot.' He played with that as well. It would surprise me if he wasn't able to be out there."
Ultimately the decision of whether or not Favre plays will be made by Favre and head coach Brad Childress.