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Favre, Vikings begin preparing for Packers circus


AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings are trying their best not to buy into the hype over their upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers.

Favre is preparing to face his former team of 16 years, adding fuel to one of the NFL's fiercest rivalries. After his last-second touchdown pass beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Vikings are 3-0. The Packers are 2-1.

With an extra day between games this week, the Vikings rested three veterans, including Favre, during Tuesday's light practice. Favre did not have his helmet; neither did left guard Steve Hutchinson or tight end Jim Kleinsasser during the drills that were open to reporters.

Punt returner Darius Reynaud was not present. He appeared to hurt his left hamstring in Sunday's game.

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