Minnesota Vikings defeat Cincinnati Bengals, 30-10

The Vikings are ranked 11th in the NFL in both rushing and passing, and the balance they displayed Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals was more to their liking.

Determined to establish the run after two pass-heavy performances, the Vikings had an ideal mix of both in the 30-10 victory. They rushed for 142 yards on 37 carries as a team, while Brett Favre attempted 30 passes and threw for 192 yards.

"I think we just came out with the mentality that we know we have to...


Antoine Winfield might be diminutive in stature, but the 5-9, 180-pound cornerback has a big goal each time he takes the field.

"I want to be the difference-maker," he said this week. "I want to go out there and make a play that changes the game."

Winfield accomplished that last Sunday in the Vikings' 30-10 victory over Cincinnati and in the process provided a reminder of just what his team was missing as he sat out for six games because of an injury to his righ...

Percy Harvin has proven in his rookie season that he's as tough as he is talented. He has returned to play in games at least three times after suffering from migraine headaches in the days before and also dealt with a shoulder injury that he refused to let sideline him despite the fact he aggravated it more than once.

That's what made Harvin's absence Sunday a concern for the Vikings.

The explosive wide receiver, who has dealt with migraines since he was 10 years old...