A report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen earlier on Sunday said that Antoine Winfield was suffering from a fractured foot and might miss as many as six weeks.
Antoine Winfield would like to kindly disagree with that report. The cornerback says the foot is only sprained, and that his status is day-to-day, meaning he could conceivably play Sunday against the Packers.
Given the way the Vikings tore up the Packers’ offensive line in their first meeting, knocking around Aaron Rodgers in the process, the defense should be able to survive if Antoine needs another week off.
And it wasn’t like they were terrible today against the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger completed only 14 of 26 passes for 175 yards and 1 TD.
Everyone expected the Steelers to study the Ravens‘ performance against the Vikings from last week and light up the scoreboard. But, for whatever reason, it didn’t happen.
Hopefully, Antoine is telling the truth and ESPN is wrong, and we won’t have to worry anymore about trying to line up without him.