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25 Jan 2010
Reports are suggesting that Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin might have torn his ACL and MCL covering the opening kickoff of overtime against the Saints on Sunday night.
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 25 Jan 2010
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26 Jan 2010, 11:37am by
Their chances of beating Cooper's brother with Asher Allen starting, and Karl Paymah getting a lot of playing time, would not have been good.
Looking ahead to next year, the Vikes really need Winfield to bounce back or that defensive backfield could be a little scary.
I think Winfield will be due for a shift to safety in the next year or so. I don't think he'll be playing corner effectively for too much longer.
Let's hope you're wrong. The Vikings signed him to an extension that pays him as a top-flight corner, not as a glorified nickle. If you are right, that would be a huge blow to the Vikes. Will?
So the penalty for 12 men in the huddle and the Favretastic pick that ensued not only cost the Vikings a likely spot in the Super Bowl, they may have cost the Vikings an important part of their defense for a significant part of next season.
Eh, it's not like it was a gimme field goal before.
Yes, but the field goal was likely before the penalty.
Torn ACL, but MCL okay.
Not quite as bad, but still certain to miss start of next season.
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