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Favre's addition worth a half-point on the line

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By Mike Wilkening

How much is Brett Favre worth to the Vikings from a pointspread perspective? A half of one point, judging by the reaction of some Las Vegas sportsbooks. 

Most of the Vegas books whose line movements are tracked by have bumped the Week One Vikings-Browns line up by a half-point. The Vikings are favored by as many as four points vs. the rebuilding Browns.

Favre was solid in last season's opener, throwing for 194 yards and a pair of TDs as the Jets, three-point road favorites, defeated Miami 20-14.

The Jets were 7-9 against the spread in Favre's starts in 2008. They failed to cover in his last five starts. Most glaringly, the Jets were favored by at least a field goal in each of those final five games.

Finally, I'll be in Las Vegas for the next couple of days; if I have any handicapping news during that time, I will likely share it via Twitter @mikewilkening , which has and will supplement this blog.

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