MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 05: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with teammate Joe Webb #14 as they leave the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brett Favre;Joe Webb
The Bears will play a Vikings team that will is in flux at the quarterback position. How flux-y?
Brett Favre ended his consecutive games streak by not playing against the Giants on Monday.
The last time he didn't play, cell phones were too expensive for most people to own, "The Cosby Show" had just gone off the air and the Bulls had won only two championships. Now, he will likely miss another game as his shoulder is still in pain and he hasn't practiced this week.
Tarvaris Jackson started in place of Favre, and he can't even start a two-game consecutive streak. Jackson's toe is hurt and he was placed on injured reserve.
That leaves Joe Webb, a rookie with two completed passes under his belt. He has to make his starting debut on national television against an NFC North rival on a field that has been covered in snow and ice since Nov. 27. The Vikings have also signed Patrick Ramsey, a veteran back-up QB who has spent time in Washington, Denver, Tennessee, Miami and Jacksonville. He'll be on call in case disaster strikes.
The Bears will have the opportunity to take advantage of this fluxed-up situation. Webb hasn't taken many snaps with the first-string offense in practice, much less in a game situation. If you just heard a loud noise, that's the high-five that Julius Peppers gave Israel Idonije when they heard about Webb playing.