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Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, top, tackles Lions tight end Tony Scheffler, causing a fumble on the goal line in the first quarter Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The Lions won the season finale, 20-13. (Associated Press)

Favre watches from sideline as Vikes fall to Lions in finale


By Larry Lage, AP Sports Writer

DETROIT -- Brett Favre lingered on the sideline during what was likely the last game of his 20-season career, often looking like he'd rather be lounging on a couch back home in Mississippi.

The three-time MVP quarterback was inactive with a concussion, but walked onto the field briefly as his Minnesota Vikings teammates desperately tossed laterals to each other before running out of time and hope as the Detroit Lions won 20-13 Sunday.

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