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Frazier: Favre will start if healthy in finale

Joe Webb

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)


Vikings coach Leslie Frazier couldn’t bask in the best win of his short head coaching career for long before he got the question.

Yes, Brett Favre will start over Joe Webb at quarterback next Sunday against the Lions if Favre is healthy.

That’s not an answer that will make many Vikings fans happy after they watched Webb complete 17-of-26 passes for 195 yards in a win against the Eagles Tuesday night. Webb ran for 31 yards and a score, made pass rushers miss all night, and seemed to improve throughout the game.

Webb could be a big part of the Vikings future, but Frazier and the organization have already sunk all their time and money into Favre this year. They won’t make him sit on the sideline if he’s ready to go.

Favre seemed as excited for Webb as anyone Tuesday night. Perhaps Favre feels the same as the fans and wants to see Webb get another start.

UPDATE: Frazier also confirmed Sidney Rice suffered a concussion in the game.