Favre returns to New York to play Jets

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leads the NFC in rushing.

(Paul Abell / Associated Press)

The storyline
This Brett Favre guy gets out of Green Bay and ends up with the Jets and retires, again, and then ends up with the Vikings … And a year later he returns to New Jersey with his struggling team facing the streaking Jets.

Why you should watch
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is poised for a monster season and the Jets, for as well as they have played, haven't been as stingy as they were on defense a year ago.

Did you know?
Favre is one touchdown pass away from 500 in his career. ... Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe has caught a touchdown in three consecutive Monday night games. ... The Jets are 4-0 all-time at home against the Vikings. ... New York's Mark Sanchez has at least two touchdown passes in three straight outings.

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