In the Vikings' postgame press conference, Favre indicated that he plans to play in Week 9, saying "I don't want to make a big deal out of it. I remember everything, unfortunately. But I'll be fine."
Tarvaris Jackson came in to replace Favre after Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor delivered a nasty shot to Favre's chin midway through the fourth quarter. If Favre is able to return next week, he'll extend his NFL-record streak to 293 consecutive regular-season games started in spite of multiple injuries this season.
"I really can't complain, although I probably should," said Favre. "I have a broken foot. I have eight stitches in my chin. I've had tendinitis in my elbow, but I threw it as well as I have all season."
Favre finished 22 of 32 for 259 yards passing and one interception before being knocked out of the game.
Vikings coach Brad Childress thinks his 41-year-old QB has a chance to extend his streak and wouldn't rule him out for next week's game against Arizona. "Let's have a little history lesson... and you can probably venture a pretty good guess in whether you thought he'd go, you know. I think, probably, he takes a swing at it next week. What do you think?"
Watch the hit that injured Brett Favre below: