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Childress' Remark About Favre Was a Joke
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Brad Childress mentioned that Brett Favre needed a hug in his postgame news conference following Minnesota's overtime win over Arizona, the Vikings coach was making a joke and not taking a shot at the quarterback who led the amazing comeback.

After the Vikings rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Cardinals 27-24 in overtime, Childress was asked if he wanted any assurances from owner Zygi Wilf that he would keep his job through the season.

Childress said "No, I'm not going to stand here like Brett Favre and tell you, compassionate, I need a hug. I'm all right."

He was jokingly referring to Favre's answer to a question on Wednesday. Favre was asked if Childress is a compassionate coach. The quarterback jokingly replied, "Is he compassionate as in give us a hug or something? Boy, I sure could use one, too."

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