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Favre will play entire first half in next game


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said Monday he expects quarterback Brett Favre to play the entire first half in their next exhibition game at Houston.

Favre was signed last Tuesday, so he missed the first preseason game against Indianapolis. He played two series against Kansas City on Friday night. The 39-year-old Favre went 1 for 4 for 4 yards and did not lead the offense to a first down.

The Vikings' third preseason game is next Monday night, and typically is when coaches play their starters the most. Childress says it will be important for Favre to get plenty of snaps to try to build chemistry with his offensive teammates before the regular season opens Sept. 13 at Cleveland.

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