Antoine Winfield expected to sit Sunday

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, who hurt his neck during a tackle at Kansas City last Sunday, is expected to miss his upcoming start this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings are still searching for their first win of the season.
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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, who hurt his neck during a tackle at Kansas City last Sunday, is expected to miss his upcoming start this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings are still searching for their first win of the season.

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