Favre Will Start Monday Night Against Raiders

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Just over 24 hour after the death of his father, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will start Monday night's game against the Oakland Raiders at 6 p.m. PT, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman confirmed Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. PT.

Brett's father, Irvin Favre, died Sunday evening after suffering a heart attack while driving near his home in Kiln, Miss.

Brett was in Oakland, with the rest of the Packers team, at the time of Irvin's death.

Monday night's game, which will be televised nationally on ABC, will mark Favre's 205th consecutive start, including playoffs.

Heading into the game, the 8-6 Packers are a half-game back of the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers also trail by a half-game the NFC West's Seattle Seahawks in a race for a Wild Card playoff spot.

Earlier Monday, the Favre family released the following statement:

There has been a huge outpouring of support since we received word of Irvin's passing of a massive heart attack on Sunday night.

We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial contributions be made in the name of Irvin Favre to:

Catholic Church of Delisle-Building Fund

25220 St. Stephen Rd.

Pass Christian, MS 39571

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