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Minnesota Vikings (4-9) Look to Upset Favorite Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)

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The Minnesota Vikings play for their fifth win on the season, when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on the road this week. FOX will broadcast the game and kickoff is at 1:00 PM ET. Minnesota has a 4-9 overall record and 0-6 away record. Cincinnati has the upper hand as an 8.5 point favorite and has a 9-5 overall record with 6-0 home record.

The Vikings are coming off a 48-30 victory over the Eagles, a game in which Matt Cassel played exceptionally well, completing 26 of 35 for 382 yards passing, three total touchdowns and one pick. Greg Jennings also had a solid game, catching 11 balls for 163 yards and one touchdown. In their previous outing, the Bengals were brought down by the Steelers, 30-20. Vontaze Burfict had a team leading 12 tackles. Another strong showing came from A.J. Green, who caught nine balls for 93 yards.

The Vikings' pass defense surrenders an average of 306.4 yards per game, 30th in the league, and may provide Cincinnati with a better passing attack.


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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