This Sunday the Bengals face the Minnesota Vikings in a matchup that could have huge post season implications. As we have discussed the many scenarios on this site we know one thing. It is important the Bengals win. So let's turn our eyes to Tecmo and see what the future holds.
As anyone could have guessed, the Vikings feature running back Adrian Peterson on their opening drive. He easily moves the ball down the field and puts it into the endzone for a touchdown.
The Vikings defense comes out strong and stuffs Cincinnati on the back of a Kevin Williams sack. This forces the Bengals to punt.
The Vikings next drive stalls as Rey Maualuga records a sack and Minnesota punts the ball back to Cincinnati.
At the end of 1 the Vikings lead 7 - 0.
Pinned back, the Bengals Giovanni Bernard is brought down in the endzone for a safety.
The Bengals defense plays tough again and forces the Vikings to settle for a field goal.
Once again, the Bengals defense does it's part as James Harrison records a sack. The Vikings punt away to the Bengals.
After a long pass to A.J Green, Giovanni Bernard crosses the goal line for the Bengals first touchdown.
At the half, the Vikings lead 14 - 10.
On the opening drive of the second half, the Bengals lose Bernard to injury and are forced to punt.
The Vikings fumble the return and it is scooped up by the Bengals Benjarvus Green-Ellis for the touchdown.
The Vikings quickly answer with another rushing touchdown from Adrian Peterson.
The Bengals try to involve Green-Ellis in the passing game, but are forced to punt.
At the end of 3 the Vikings lead the Bengals 21 - 17.
James Harrison records another sack (for those of you keeping track!), but the Vikings find Cordell Patterson wide open for a touchdown.
Final score Vikings 28 - Bengals 24.