Favre suffers chin laceration

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, Last Updated: 10:32 AM ET

FOXBORO, Mass. - Vikings quarterback Brett Favre started his 292nd straight game on Sunday against the Patriots but left in the fourth quarter after getting driven into the ground by Myron Pryor.

Favre broke two bones in his left ankle last week in a loss to Green Bay and looked hobbled through the first three quarters on Sunday. He was marching the Vikings towards a touchdown midway through the final stanza when Pryor busted through the line and hit him up high just as he threw incomplete.

After staying on the ground for a brief period, the 41-year-old was helped off the field by a pair of trainers. He was looked at on the sideline and taken into the locker room on a cart with ice on his jaw.

He suffered a laceration under his chin that needed 10 stitches to close.

Tarvaris Jackson came in and threw a touchdown pass to pull Minnesota within three, but the Patriots wound up winning, 28-18.

"I'll be fine...I don't want to make a big deal out of it. I remember everything, unfortunately," said Favre, who mentioned his chin was numb after the game.

Favre, who finished 22-of-32 for 259 yards with an interception before exiting, was listed as questionable on the injury report due to the ankle injury and saw limited snaps in practice on Friday leading up to the Week 8 tilt.

The future Hall-of-Fame QB came in with 10 interceptions this season while connecting on just 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,191 yards with seven touchdowns.


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