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Mangini expects Favre to start Sunday despite ailing ankle

Updated: September 23, 2008, 8:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Don't fret, Jets fans. Brett Favre's playing streak appears safe.

A source close to Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder the New York Jets quarterback's sprained left ankle was "very sore" early Tuesday evening, but Favre told his coaches and teammates to assume that he will extend his NFL record of consecutive starts to 257 games Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals despite confronting a short week of preparation and recovery.

Favre rolled his ankle during the third ...

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