NFL: New England 28, Minnesota 18
Sunday, October 31, 2021 7:47 PM

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After the Vikings pulled to within 21-18 with 7:26 left in the game, New England (6-1) went on a 13-play, 80-yard drive capped by Green-Ellis' 2-yard plunge with 1:56 remaining to put the contest away.

Green-Ellis rushed for 112 yards and Tom Brady completed 16-of-27 passes for 240 yards with a touchdown for the Patriots, who also got 101 yards and three receptions from Brandon Tate.

Brett Favre started the 292nd straight game of his career despite left ankle woes but exited the game late in the fourth quarter when he sustained a hit from Myron Pryor and was taken off the field holding his jaw.

Tarvaris Jackson tossed a TD pass for the Vikings (2-5).

Former New England star receiver Randy Moss was held to one catch for 8 yards in his return to Gillette Stadium.

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  • Favre hurts chin late in game; carted off field Oct 31, 2021 07:27 PM

    • FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Brett Favre was carted off the field midway in the fourth quarter Sunday with a face laceration.
    • But Favre then sank to the ground as Vikings trainers rushed onto the field, and they helped him to the sideline.
    • Favre, who did not appear bothered by two fractures in his left foot that initially jeopardized his availability Sunday, extended his NFL record consecutive starts streak to 292.
      • Iraqi forces free hostages from church; 19 killed Oct 31, 2021 07:17 PM

        • BAGHDAD - Islamic militants held around 120 Iraqi Christians hostage for nearly four hours in a church Sunday before security forces stormed the building and freed them, ending a standoff that left at least 19 people dead, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
        • Security officials said the militants, who were allegedly linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, were on the phone with Iraqi authorities demanding the release of imprisoned female insurgents when security forces stormed the building.
        • A U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Eric Bloom, said at least 19 people were killed - seven hostages, seven Iraqi security troops and five militants.
          • Militants hold 100 Iraqi Christians hostage Oct 31, 2021 07:14 PM

            • BAGHDAD - Islamic militants held around 120 Iraqi Christians hostage for nearly four hours in a church Sunday before security forces stormed the building and freed them, ending a standoff that left at least 19 people dead, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
            • Security officials said the militants, who were allegedly linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, were on the phone with Iraqi authorities demanding the release of imprisoned female insurgents when security forces stormed the building.
            • A U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Eric Bloom, said at least 19 people were killed - seven hostages, seven Iraqi security troops and five militants.
              • Favre hurts chin late in game Oct 31, 2021 07:00 PM

                • FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Brett Favre has been removed from Minnesota's game at New England midway in the fourth quarter with a face laceration.
                • Favre then sank to the ground as trainers rushed onto the field, and they helped him to the sideline.
                • The 41-year-old quarterback was taken by golf cart into the locker room with a Vikings staff member holding a compress to his chin.
                  • Top JFK aide Theodore Sorensen dies at 82 in NY Oct 31, 2021 06:35 PM

                    • NEW YORK - President John F. Kennedy's aide and speechwriter, Theodore C. Sorensen, a symbol of hope and liberal governance, died at a time of contempt for Washington and political leaders.
                    • Sorensen's passing Sunday came just as supporters of his friend and boss were preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a very different moment in history: The election of Kennedy as president and the speech that remains the greatest collaboration between Sorensen and Kennedy and the standard for modern oratory.
                    • With its call for self-sacrifice and civic engagement - "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" - and its promise to spare no cost in defending the country's interests worldwide, the address is an uplifting but haunting reminder of national purpose and confidence, before Vietnam, assassinations, Watergate, terrorists attacks and economic shock.

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