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Cincinnati Bengals (9-5) Should Control Minnesota Vikings (4-9)

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The Cincinnati Bengals get the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium this week. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM ET and the game can be seen on FOX. Cincinnati has the upper hand as an 8.5 point favorite and claims a 9-5 overall record and 6-0 home record. Minnesota has a 4-9 overall record and 0-6 away record.

Last week the Bengals were taken down by the Steelers, 30-20. Vontaze Burfict finished with 12 tackles. A.J. Green also contributed, hauling in nine passes for 93 yards. In their previous outing, the Vikings brought down the Eagles, 48-30. Matt Cassel gave an outstanding effort with 382 yards passing, completing 26 of 35 attempts with three total touchdowns and one interception. Another solid outing came from Greg Jennings, who caught 11 passes for 163 yards and one score.

Cincinnati should expect a boost in its passing attack with the Vikings' pass defense ranked 30th in the league, giving up an average of 306.4 yards a game.


Vikings Passing Leaders
GradeNameCompAttYdsTDsInt
C74.3C. Ponder1522391,64879
A94.9M. Cassel1201941,50495
D62.3J. Freeman6314776124

Bengals Passing Leaders
GradeNameCompAttYdsTDsInt
B+88.6A. Dalton3155123,6492716

Vikings Rushing Leaders
GradeNamePAttYdsYdsATDs
A93.7A. PetersonRB2681,2214.610
A-90.4T. GerhartRB362837.92
C74.3C. PonderQB341514.44

Bengals Rushing Leaders
GradeNamePAttYdsYdsATDs
C72.7B. Green-ElliRB1976663.46
B85.2G. BernardRB1446534.55
B+88.6A. DaltonQB541502.81

Vikings Receiving Leaders
GradeNamePRecYdsYdsATDs
B85.7G. JenningsWR5973312.44
B-80.5J. SimpsonWR4468915.71
C76.7C. PattersonWR4043010.83

Bengals Receiving Leaders
GradeNamePRecYdsYdsATDs
A+98.4A. GreenWR871,26814.68
B82.3M. JonesWR4056614.29
C76.4T. EifertTE3843911.62

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