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MONDAY NIGHT

VIKINGS at JETS, 5:40 p.m., ESPN

Line: Jets by 41/2

Series: Jets lead, 7-1.

Last meeting: Jets beat Vikings 26-13, Dec. 17, 2006, at Minnesota.

The buzz: Jets have won six straight meetings and outscored Vikings 197-122 in their eight matchups. ... Last time Vikings beat Jets was 1975, when Bud Grant was coach. ... Teams last played each other Monday night on Oct. 15, 1979 – a 14-7 win by Jets. ... New York 4-0 at home against Minnesota. … Vikings QB Brett Favre makes return to Meadowlands after spending 2008 season with Jets and retiring briefly before going to Vikings last year. ... Favre, off to shaky start with 2 TDs and 6 INTs, needs 1 TD pass to become first in NFL history with 500. He also needs 74 yards passing to become first with 70,000. ... Favre has played in NFL-record 288 consecutive regular-season games. ... Favre’s newest receiver, Randy Moss, expected to make Vikings debut after being acquired from Patriots on Wednesday. Moss, held without catch Monday night vs. Dolphins, became fourth player in NFL history to reach 150 career touchdowns with TD grab vs. Jets in Week 2. ... RB Adrian Peterson coming off big game two weeks ago in which he ran for 160 yards, including career-high 80-yard TD, and had 30 yards receiving. ... Vikings defense has given up just four TDs.

The pick: Vikings 31, Jets 17

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