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Healthy Favre puts Jets on par with Bradyless Patriots

Updated: September 8, 2008, 4:34 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Here's a scenario nobody expected 20 minutes or so into the first Sunday of the 2008 NFL season:

The New York Jets, with a quarterback who turns 39 next month and was handed the team's thigh-pad-thick playbook about five minutes ago, might now be the favorites to win the AFC East. And all because gray-haired Brett Favre jogged off the Dolphin Stadium field in one piece, while 1,459 miles away in Foxborough, Mass., Tom Brady limped off the Gillette Stadium grass with an injured left ...

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