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

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


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