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Updated: December 28th, 2010 5:32pm
Brett Favre out, Adrian Peterson in for Vikings against Eagles

Brett Favre out, Adrian Peterson in for Vikings against Eagles

by Tom Pelissero
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PHILADELPHIA -- This time, there were no surprises from Brett Favre.

The Minnesota Vikings deactivated their 41-year-old quarterback for Tuesday's snow-delayed game at Philadelphia, eight days after Chicago end Corey Wootton knocked Favre out of a game at TCF Bank Stadium with a concussion.

Favre failed an initial neurological examination several times this past week, all but ensuring rookie sixth-round draft pick Joe Webb would get his first NFL start.

And unlike on Dec. 20, when Favre was upgraded from out to questionable on game day and started despite problems with his throwing arm, there were no 11th-hour changes to his status on Tuesday.

That put the offense in the hands of Webb, who entered the game 17-of-31 passing (54.8%) for 137 yards with two interceptions and a 39.3 passer rating in two relief appearances.

Halfback Adrian Peterson (knee) was active as expected, while free safety Madieu Williams (concussion) -- who passed his initial exam over the weekend -- was deactivated. Jamarca Sanford got the start in his place.

Also inactive for the Vikings were: receiver Greg Lewis, receiver Hank Baskett, saety Tyrell Johnson, tackle Thomas Welch and defensive tackle Fred Evans.

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