Struggling secondary is banged up

The Minnesota Vikings secondary is fresh off another inconsistent performance against the Bears. Injuries haven't helped as Antoine Winfield has missed the last two games with a neck injury. It could get worse this week as safety Jamarca Sanford is recovering from a concussion.
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The Minnesota Vikings secondary is fresh off another inconsistent performance against the Bears. Injuries haven't helped as Antoine Winfield has missed the last two games with a neck injury. It could get worse this week as safety Jamarca Sanford is recovering from a concussion.

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