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Winfield back, Harvin out for Vikings

Dec 13, 2009 - 11:47 PM
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Minnesota got Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield back from a foot injury, but kick returner and receiver Percy Harvin didn't play for the Vikings against Cincinnati on Sunday because of migraines.

Winfield missed the previous six games over seven weeks with a right foot injury. His return was a boost for a defense that lost starting linebacker E.J. Henderson to a broken leg the previous week and shined in a pivotal 30-10 victory over the Bengals.

The Vikings also played without starting safety Tyrell Johnson, who is recovering a concussion, and backup cornerback and special teams player Karl Paymah due to a knee injury. Rookie Jamarca Sanford started in Johnson's place, and rookie Jasper Brinkley took over for Henderson in the heart of the defense.

The loss of Harvin on offense was huge for Minnesota, but the Vikings withstood the first-round draft pick's absence on both offense and special teams. Darius Reynaud averaged 27 yards on two kickoff returns, and the Vikings converted eight of 14 third downs against the league's best defense in that category.

Harvin has had problems with migraines for years, and they again prevented him from practicing this week. This was the first game he missed. Coach Brad Childress said it was best to be cautious.

"It kills him not to be out here," Childress said. "He's a tough guy, but he can't out-tough through this."

For the Bengals, starting free safety Chris Crocker was active after being listed as questionable on Friday with an ankle injury but he got hurt in the first quarter and didn't return. Crocker was wearing a walking boot in the locker room afterward. Coach Marvin Lewis didn't address his team's injuries.

Backup safety Kyries Hebert (knee) was inactive after being listed as questionable on Friday. For the second straight week, Pat Sims started at defensive tackle for Domata Peko, who is out with a knee injury. Also, cornerback Johnathan Joseph was hurt in the third quarter.

Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco hurt his nose on a hard hit by Minnesota's Cedric Griffin that knocked Ochocinco's helmet off and drew a roughness penalty on Griffin.

"I try to preserve my sexy and he messed up my nose, but it's all good," Ochocinco said. "It's part of the game. When the helmet was coming off, the facemask just tapped it. That's all. But I still look good though."






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    Bengals 10, Vikings 30  FinalDec 13 4:12 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CINCINNATI 0 7 0 3 10
    MINNESOTA 0 16 7 7 30 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    2ND QUARTER: MIN - FG, RYAN LONGWELL 41 YD, 0:32.
    MINNESOTA 3-0
    MIN - TD, SIDNEY RICE 9 YD PASS FROM
    BRETT FAVRE (RYAN LONGWELL
    KICK), 6:15. MINNESOTA 10-0
    CIN - TD, CHAD OCHOCINCO 15 YD PA

    Dec 13 3:08 PM


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    CINCINNATI 10
    MINNESOTA 30 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Dec 13 3:08 PM


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    CINCINNATI 10
    MINNESOTA 30 3:24 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals 10, Vikings 30  4th - 3:24Dec 13 2:57 PM


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    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 22 YD
    CINCINNATI 10
    MINNESOTA 23 12:47 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bengals 10, Vikings 23  4th - 12:47Dec 13 2:32 PM


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    CINCINNATI 7
    MINNESOTA 23 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Dec 13 2:25 PM


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    CINCINNATI 7
    MINNESOTA 23 8:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Bengals 7, Vikings 23  3rd - 8:40Dec 13 2:01 PM


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    FG MIN
    RYAN LONGWELL 44 YD
    CINCINNATI 7
    MINNESOTA 16 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals 7, Vikings 16  HalfDec 13 1:36 PM


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    FG MIN
    RYAN LONGWELL 23 YD
    CINCINNATI 7
    MINNESOTA 13 0:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals 7, Vikings 13  2nd - 0:38Dec 13 1:32 PM


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    CINCINNATI 7
    MINNESOTA 10 3:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals 7, Vikings 10  2nd - 3:56Dec 13 1:15 PM


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    CINCINNATI 0
    MINNESOTA 10 8:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals 0, Vikings 10  2nd - 8:45Dec 13 1:03 PM
  • GGG3 Nevermind. Looks like they fixed the bug. Thanks RUWT.

    Bengals vs. VikingsDec 13 12:59 PM


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    FG MIN
    RYAN LONGWELL 41 YD
    CINCINNATI 0
    MINNESOTA 3 14:32 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bengals 0, Vikings 3  2nd - 14:32Dec 13 12:47 PM


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    CINCINNATI 0
    MINNESOTA 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Dec 13 12:44 PM
  • GGG3 WTF. It wont let me make a pick even though there's over a hour left till game time.

    Bengals 0, Vikings 0  1st - 15:00Dec 13 11:56 AM
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