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When you've got a good quarterback, you've got a chance to win in the NFL. When you don't, you change starters. Maybe you sign a free agent off the street as insurance. And maybe you take inspiration from Batman and illuminate the night sky with the Brett signal -- as in Brett Favre -- like the Rams reportedly did.
Now, don't expect live reports from Hattiesburg, Miss., as Favre says he's retired. For good. Really. But it makes us wonder how confident the Rams are in backup Kellen Clemens replacing the injured Sam Bradford. The Rams aren't alone in this boat -- not when the Browns are about to trot out their third starting QB of the season and the Vikings are choosing between Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder.
Meet Me In St. Louis?
Brett Favre gained a reputation for wavering on retirement, but he was firm Thursday that his career is over.
Is that Brett Favre's music?
The Rams reportedly reached out to Favre despite the fact it's been nearly three years since he has played in an NFL game.
Valhalla I am coming
Matt Cassel, center, quarterbacked the Vikings' only win of the season. But Christian Ponder, right, is set to start if Josh Freeman can't.
Jason Campbell was passed over the first time the Browns changed quarterbacks. He'll get his chance Sunday against the Chiefs.
Campbell is replacing Brandon Weeden, who has struggled mightily this season in Cleveland.
Cassel to start for Vikings
Matt Cassel will get another chance to recreate his success filling in for Tom Brady in 2008, as the Vikings will start him on Sunday against the Steelers. Christian Ponder's injury is too serious for him to start, but missing this game could be risky for him. Ponder hasn't played well this season, and if Cassel provides stability at the position, he could do to Ponder what Lou Gehrig did to Wally Pipp. But, you know, with much less historical significance.
NFC North Preview -- 2013
Adrian Peterson ran all over the NFL. Calvin Johnson caught everything. But the Green Bay Packers emerged on top of the NFC North last season. Will Aaron Rodgers & Co. do it again? And will those superstars match their production from a year ago?