Peterson, Winfield inactive for Vikings

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Halfback Adrian Peterson and
cornerback Antoine Winfield were inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game with the New York Giants on Sunday.

Peterson, who leads the NFL with 1,081 yards rushing through 10
games, missed his second straight contest with a knee injury.
Winfield, the team's fourth-leading tackler, was sidelined for the
third time in four games with a hamstring injury.

Chester Taylor started at halfback for the second straight week
and Marcus McCauley replaced Winfield.

Whenever he does return to the field, Peterson will wear a brace to protect his knee, something he is still getting used to.

"It feels like it's been stiffening me up," Peterson said. "It's really just getting used to the brace and everything."

The Giants played without their top two halfbacks. Brandon
Jacobs (hamstring) and Derrick Ward (ankle, groin) were inactive.
Reuben Droughns started, backed up by rookie Ahmad Bradshaw.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.