Game: Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Vikings, 6-5
Streak: Vikings have won four of the past six
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 7-15. Frazier: 9-4
Broadcast: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Rondé Barber, Kris Budden (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (Min.), 92 (Cin.). XM: 225 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Daily Norseman
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: 52 degrees and rain [Weather Underground]
- The Bengals are undefeated (6-0) at home this season.
- Andy Dalton has 27 passing touchdowns this year, tied for a career-best.
- In his past two games, Dalton has five touchdowns and no picks for a passer rating of 101.5.
- The Bengals are 14-1 when Dalton has a passer rating of 100-plus rating.
- Dalton needs 351 yards passing to join Carson Palmer as the second player in franchise history to surpass 4,000 yards in a season.
- Running back Giovani Bernard leads all AFC rookies with 1,069 yards from scrimmage (653 yards rushing, 416 yards receiving).
- Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 112 yards rushing on 17 attempts in his only game against the Minnesota Vikings.
- Wide receiver A.J. Green (3,675) needs 112 yards receiving to surpass Torry Holt (3,786) for second-most yards receiving yards in the first three years of a career.
- Wide receiver Marvin Jones has a career-high nine touchdown receptions.
- Jones is looking to generate a touchdown in this third straight game.
- Defense is allowing 19.6 points per game, second-fewest in AFC.
- Linebacker Vontaze Burfict leads the team with 151 tackles.
- Adam Jones posted his third interception of the season last week.
- Quarterback Matt Cassel passed for 382 yards passing with a passer rating 116.6 rating last week.
- In his only meeting against the Bengals, running back Adrian Peterson posted 137 yards from scrimmage and two rushing touchdowns.
- Since entering the NFL in '07, Peterson leads the NFL with 10,070 yards rushing and 86 touchdowns.
- Running back Matt Asiata rushed for three touchdowns last week in his first career start.
- Wide receiver Greg Jennings had career-high 11 catches for 163 yards receiving last week, with a touchdown.
- Cordarrelle Patterson aims to score a touchdown in four straight games.
- Patterson is the only player in the NFL with a receiving (3) touchdown, rushing touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown (2).
- Wide receiver Jarius Wright had career-high 96 yards receiving last week.
- Since entering the NFL in '04, defensive end Jared Allen had a career-best 126 quarterback sacks.
- Defensive end Brian Robinson had eight sacks in past seven games.
- Linebacker Chad Greenway leads the team with 121 tackles.
- Linebacker Audie Cole has 41 tackles in his past four games.
|Total||362.4 (10th)||353.9 (13th)|
|Scoring||25.3 (11th)||25.9 (8th)|
|Third Downs||39% (12th)||39% (t-13th)|
|Rushing||111.6 (19th)||128.0 (10th)|
|Rushing TDs||12 (t-15th)||21 (1st)|
|20-Yard Runs||5 (t-27th)||13 (5th)|
|Passing||250.7 (12th)||225.9 (22nd)|
|Passing TDs||27 (8th)||16 (t-27th)|
|Sacks Allowed||27 (5th)||37 (t-15th)|
|20-yard Passes||49 (11th)||52 (8th)|
|Total||318.4 (6th)||406.5 (31st)|
|Scoring||19.6 (6th)||30.4 (31st)|
|3rd Downs Allowed||35% (7th)||44% (31st)|
|Rushing||98.7 (5th)||115.9 (20th)|
|Rushing TDs||5 (t-4th)||13 (t-22nd)|
|Passing||219.6 (7th)||290.6 (30th)|
|Passing TDs||20 (t-8th)||32 (32nd)|
|Sacks||37 (14th)||34 (t-17th)|
|QB Rating||78.9 (6th)||96.3 (26th)|
|Interceptions||14 (t-12th)||12 (t-20th)|
|Kickoff Return||25.6 (5th)||25.2 (8th)|
|Punt Return||9.1 (15th)||13.1 (2nd)|
|Punting (Net)||40.5 (8th)||39.6 (t-16th)|
|Punts Inside the 20||24 (t-12th)||18 (t-28th)|