Favre Solid in 20-14 Win Over Dolphins

Patriots' Brady limps off field; Brees gives Big Easy a smile
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2008 6:18 PM CDT
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. The Saints won 24-20.    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Brett Favre debuted in style with the New York Jets today and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave storm-weary fans something to celebrate—but New England Patriots' QB Tom Brady hobbled off the field in pain:

  • The recently unretired Favre led the Jets to a 20-14 win over the Miami Dolphins, finishing 15-for-22 for 194 yards and two touchdowns, Newsday reports.

  • Brady limped to the locker room after a hard first quarter tackle against the Kansas City Chiefs and didn’t return, the AP reports. With backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm, the Patriots held on to win 17-10.
  • Brees passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Saints 24-20 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who only mustered one touchdown.
  • In other action, the Dallas Cowboys crushed rumored contender Cleveland Browns 28-10, and the Baltimore Ravens scored the AFC North's first division victory by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 17-10, ESPN reports.