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Childress mum on who's No. 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Unlike their opponent in Sunday's season opener, the Vikings already know the identity of their starting quarterback. The question now is whether Sage Rosenfels or Tarvaris Jackson will serve as Brett Favre's backup against Cleveland.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Unlike their opponent in Sunday's season opener, the Vikings already know the identity of their starting quarterback.

The question now is whether Sage Rosenfels or Tarvaris Jackson will serve as Brett Favre's backup against Cleveland. Vikings coach Brad Childress said he won't declare his No. 2 quarterback until about 90 minutes before kickoff.

"But at least you know who the starter is here," he said.

That seemed to be a playful jab at Browns coach Eric Mangini, who declined to say whether Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn will be his starter Monday. But Childress does not face an easy decision in naming his No. 2 quarterback because both Rosenfels and Jackson have experience as starters and were competing for the starting job before Favre arrived.

"The good thing is we're worried about a No. 2 position right now," Rosenfels said. "We're not worried about the starting center or starting left tackle. The good thing is that our team doesn't have a lot of worries right now. It seems like you guys [media] are a little more worried about the backup quarterback."

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