In what should come as a surprise to no one, really, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is saying his ankle is feeling better and he expects to start on Sunday when the Vikings come to Foxboro.
ESPN's Ed Werder spoke to Favre on Saturday afternoon and the quarterback made it clear that he is feeling stronger and expects to be under center on Sunday when Minnesota takes on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
"My expectations are to play and play well enough for us to have a chance to win this game," Favre told the reporter.
The 41-year-old also said that his fractured ankle has "healed significantly."
Vikings coach Brad Childress had been reportedly mulling over and leaning toward starting Tarvaris Jackson and the coach insists that he'll make his decision prior to Sunday's kickoff.
Favre's streak of consecutive games started of 291 games would end if Childress tabs Jackson as the starter or if the more veteran quarterback can't go because of the ankle.