SAN FRANCISCO — Brett Favre’s highly anticipated first game back with the Minnesota Vikings lasted all of four plays and one series.
Favre, the former Southern Miss standout, completed a 13-yard pass to Adrian Peterson on his first play from scrimmage against San Francisco on Sunday but also was sacked by Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis, a former Ole Miss star, for a 10-yard loss on Minnesota’s third play. Willis had foru tackles while playing only nine snaps.
The 40-year-old QB took the field for the Vikings four days after his first training camp practice. He decided to play a 20th NFL season and yet another run at that Super Bowl title he’s seeking for Minnesota.
Favre is coming off a year in which he threw for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns while setting career bests for completion rate (68.4), quarterback rating (107.2) and fewest interceptions (seven).
49ers rookie RB Anthony Dixon out of Mississippi State scored on 4-yard touchdown run. Dixon rushed 20 times for 51 yards and caught three passes for eight yards.
The Associated Press