Dolphins secondary braces for Favre
Published 8:44 am Thursday, September 16, 2010
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — At one time, Brett Favre throwing against Vontae Davis would have been a laughable mismatch.
Davis was 3 when Favre made his NFL debut in 1991. Now, Davis is a second-year cornerback for the Miami Dolphins and part of a revamped secondary bracing to face Favre and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Dolphins’ pass defense was solid in a season-opening 15-10 win at Buffalo. Miami allowed only 116 yards through the air and had three sacks.
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But that was against Trent Edwards, who has 25 career touchdown passes. Favre has an NFL record 498.
From an experience standpoint, Sunday’s game still shapes up as a mismatch. Favre has started 286 games, compared with 70 for Miami’s four starting defensive backs.