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Saturday Blitz: Around the North

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Brett Favre tells ESPN that he expects to start on Sunday at New England and that he wouldn't have made the trip otherwise. In Detroit, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham faces an old foe in Mike Shanahan. And in Chicago, it's a much-needed bye.

Minnesota Vikings (2-4): at Patriots (5-1) Brett Favre told ESPN that he expects to start on Sunday against the New England Patriots. "My expectations are to play and play well enough for us to have a chance to win this game," Favre told Ed Werder, adding that he wouldn't have made the trip unless he expected to start Favre returned to practice on Friday with his left ankle heavily taped, and...

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