FOXBORO -- In a mild surprise, safety Pat Chung will be inactive for today's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chung suffered a bruised knee in last week's win over the San Diego Chargers. Meanwhile, Deion Branch, who suffered a mild hamstring strain and will play for the Patriots.
The inactive for the Patriots are: Chung, OL Mark LeVoir, DL Kyle Love, OL Rich Ohrnberger, S Jarrad Page, WR Taylor Price, WR Matthew Slater and RB Fred Taylor.
For the Vikings, cornerback Lito Sheppard will sit this one out. Their complete inactive list reads as follows: QB Joe Webb (3rd QB), WR Hank Baskett, S Tyrell Johnson, CB Lito Sheppard, RB Albert Young, LB Erin Henderson, G Chris DeGeare and DT Jimmy Kennedy.
FOXBORO -- The Minnesota Vikings announced shortly before 3 p.m. ET that there would be no changes to their starting offense, meaning Brett Favre will take the field and start at quarterback as they take on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Brett Favre is uncertain that he will be able to make it through his Vikings' game against the Patriots Sunday afternoon. The Vikings' QB, who is battling an injured ankle, has said that he expects to making the start against the Pats, which would extend his streak of consecutive starts to 292 games. "My expectations are to play and play well enough for us to have a chance to win this game," Favre told Werder Saturday. For more on the Patriots, go to the team page at weei.com/patriots.
With five innings in which he allowed four runs (three earned) for the Peoria Javelinas on Saturday, Red Sox top prospect Casey Kelly reached 16 innings in his Arizona Fall League season, reaching the targeted 15-20 innings that the Sox wanted him to throw in the AFL. And so, after four starts, Kelly's time with Peoria is now done.
The right-hander, who turned 21 on Oct. 4, had a 6.75 ERA while striking out 11 and walking four in the AFL. His final ERA was inflated by one terrible start, in which he permitted eight runs in two innings. Otherwise, he pitched well in three of his four starts. On Saturday, he topped out at 94 mph while showing a swing-and-miss curveball and changeup.
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Colby Lewis turned in a strong start and Josh Hamilton and Mitch Moreland homered off Jonathan Sanchez as the Rangers beat the Giants, 4-2, in Game 3 of the World Series in Texas.
Lewis allowed five hits and two runs over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two on 103 pitches. Sanchez didn't fare as well for the Giants, giving up four runs and being yanked with two down in the fourth after 72 pitches.
With the victory, the Rangers picked up their first win of the series and head into Sunday's Game 4 down 2-1.
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BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
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Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
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