Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, who played exclusi...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - [Full Article]

Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, who played exclusively on the inside in the nickel package in the regular-season finale because the Vikings wanted to get him some rest for his injured right foot, played in short-yardage base situations Sunday and also was used inside in the nickel. Frazier said it was all about making sure the Vikings continued to take care of Winfield’s foot. "He’s so, so key to us," Frazier said. "When I saw him moving the way he was in practice on Thursday, I told one of our coaches, I said, ‘You know what? We’re going to play lights out.’ I really felt that way, just seeing how he moved and I just know what he does for our defense. His presence. It’s much like if Jared [Allen] wasn’t out there or Kevin [Williams]."

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