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Vikings' top cornerback to miss game

The Minnesota Vikings will be without Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield when they face the Green Bay Packers in a pivotal NFC North game on Sunday.

Winfield was listed as out in Friday’s injury report. He also missed last week’s game against Pittsburgh because of the injured right foot.

Coach Brad Childress said he saw Winfield make progress throughout the week, but obviously not enough to get on the field for Brett Favre’s highly anticipated return to Lambeau Field.

“He has progressed to where he’s moving around a little bit,” Childress said Friday.

The Vikings will have their hands full this week against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.

“It’s hard to replace a Pro Bowl corner in our league that does all the things that Antoine does for our defense,” Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said.

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