EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Brett Favre says the strong chance of playing in another Super Bowl brought him back to the NFL again.Favre was back on the field with the Vikings on Wednesday. The three time MVP started his second season in Minnesota wearing a helmet, shoulder pads and red quarterback jersey as he worked out with his teammates on their practice field.He said afterward “this is a very good football team.” Favre said the chances of making the Super Bowl with Minnesota “are much greater than other places.”After staying away from training camp, Favre was practicing less than 24 hours after the teams sent three of his closest friends to Mississippi to bring him back following another summer of indecision.Favre admitted “there is nothing on me that 100 percent, there wasn anything that was 100 percent last year or the year before.” But he believes ankle surgery “made me a little better.”.
Elsewhere in the Pac 12, we start with looking around the conference as a whole from football recruiting to basketball possibilities, including expanding the conference schedule. With Washington in the NCAA discussion, Husky fans are starting to ask questions. There is a lot of mediocrity in the Pac 12, with Utah still thinking it can get in the crucial top four and Colorado, Oregon State and California trying to turn around awful seasons.
CHICAGO (AP) Rookie safety Eddie Jackson became the first NFL player to score multiple defensive touchdowns of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17 3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.Jackson ran back a fumble recovery 75 yards on the game’s opening possession and returned an interception of Cam Newton 76 yards for a score early in the second quarter to give Chicago a 14 0 lead.He became the first Bears player since Fred Evans in 1948 and the first NFL player since Tennessee’s Zach Brown in 2012 with two defensive TDs in a game.Chicago also sacked Newton five times and intercepted him twice.The big plays by Jackson and the defense lifted the Bears (3 4) to their second straight win even though they got dominated in just about every statistical category.Carolina (4 3) held huge advantages in yards (293 153), time of possession (38:35 21:25), offensive plays (69 37) and first downs (20 5).Newton completed 21 of 34 passes for 211 yards and ran for a team high 50. But the Panthers dropped their second straight game.Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky was 4 of 7 for 107 yards in his third NFL start. The No.