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Childress fired by Vikings Monday; will Favre finish the year in Minnesota?

Childress fired by Vikings Monday, following a dispirited 31-3 Vikings loss at home to Green Bay. Now that Brad Childress is out, will his quarterback be far behind?

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This Sept. 9 file photo shows Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress reacting during their NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome. Childress was fired as Vikings head coach on Nov. 22.

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Embattled Minnesota head coach Brad Childress was relieved of his duties by the Vikings on Monday, one day after they dropped to 3-7 with a 28-point home loss to the Packers.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will take over the team on an interim basis.

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Despite reaching the NFC Championship game last year, the Vikings never got things rolling in the right direction this season.

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After losing three of their first four games, they tried to reignite quarterback Brett Favre and the offense by trading for former All-Pro receiver Randy Moss. But even that manuever backfired and Moss was released after a loss to the Patriots on Halloween.

The next big question for this organization has to be the future of Brett Favre. Will Frazier sit Favre and go with backup quarterback Tavaris Jackson to try and generate some offensive spark?

Despite injuries, the Vikings remain a talented football team that could cause problems for NFC contenders the rest of this season.