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


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