Minnesota cut Antoine Winfield six days ago but is talking to his agent about bringing him back. Winfield graded out as the NFL's top corner in 2012. The 35-year-old was scheduled to make $7.25 million this season before his release.
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday's win over the Packers, and it was so swollen afterward that it looked as if he was wearing a pad. His status for Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay is uncertain.
The Minnesota Vikings won their second game in a row on Sunday, their second road win of the season and scored their highest point total (36) of the year. But is it all too late? They are currently in the sixth spot for the playoffs, thanks to a very convincing win against the Rams, but they will need to win their remaining games just to have a chance to make the playoffs.
The Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive with a convincing win over the Rams on Sunday. As usual, Minnesota's offense was led by Adrian Peterson, who gained 212 yards on 24 carries to boost his season total to 1,812. He'll need to average 147 yards in the next two games to break Eric Dickerson's all-time season mark of 2,105.
The Minnesota Vikings extended their season another week with a win over the Chicago Bears in the Metrodome Sunday, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. More importantly, they won a meaningful game in December while also starting five rookies (a Vikings regular-season game record).