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
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C 74.3 C. Ponder 152 239 1,648 7 9
A 94.9 M. Cassel 120 194 1,504 9 5
D 62.3 J. Freeman 63 147 761 2 4


Bengals Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B+ 88.6 A. Dalton 315 512 3,649 27 16


Vikings Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A 93.7 A. Peterson RB 268 1,221 4.6 10
A- 90.4 T. Gerhart RB 36 283 7.9 2
C 74.3 C. Ponder QB 34 151 4.4 4


Bengals Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C 72.7 B. Green-Elli RB 197 666 3.4 6
B 85.2 G. Bernard RB 144 653 4.5 5
B+ 88.6 A. Dalton QB 54 150 2.8 1


Vikings Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B 85.7 G. Jennings WR 59 733 12.4 4
B- 80.5 J. Simpson WR 44 689 15.7 1
C 76.7 C. Patterson WR 40 430 10.8 3


Bengals Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 98.4 A. Green WR 87 1,268 14.6 8
B 82.3 M. Jones WR 40 566 14.2 9
C 76.4 T. Eifert TE 38 439 11.6 2