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Bengals vs. Vikings: How to watch and pregame open thread

How to watch the Bengals host the Vikings on Saturday.

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The Cincinnati Bengals’ Wild Card race continues with the Minnesota Vikings at home.

The Bengals are currently on the outside looking in as one of five 7-6 AFC teams. Meanwhile, the Vikings are in one of the NFC Wild Card spots at 7-6 themselves.

Both of these teams have found success after losing their quarterbacks for the season. The Vikings lost Kirk Cousins and will now be replacing Josh Dobbs with Nick Mullens this week after Dobbs struggled the last few weeks after a hot start.

Cincinnati has been 2-1 with Jake Browning as a starter after Joe Burrow had to undergo hand surgery. Browning went undrafted and spent his first couple of seasons with the Vikings.

The coincidence of potentially having his former team’s postseason hopes in his hands is hard to ignore. It is also hard to ignore how on fire he has been since the offense has adjusted from his first start. He has completed just under 82% of his passes the last two weeks with three passing touchdowns, two rushing, and only a single interception. He has easily been one of the best players in the last two weeks.

Whether he can keep the offense going will play a huge part in if the Bengals can keep their playoff hopes alive.

Here’s how to watch Bengals vs. Vikings.

Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) vs. Minnesota Vikings (7-6)

  • Date/Time: Dec. 16th, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET
  • Location: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
  • Regular Season Series Leader: The series is tied, 7-7. Cincinnati has won two of the last three meetings
  • TV Channel: The game will air nationally on NFL Network and is produced by CBS-TV. In Greater Cincinnati, it also will be aired by WCPO-TV (ABC Ch. 9).
  • Broadcasters: Chris Rose (play-by-play), Jason McCourty (analyst), and Steve Wyche (sideline reporter).
  • Online Stream: You can stream the game online through NFL Network or on mobile apps. You can also watch the game on mobile devices using NFL+ (mobile only) if you’re in the Bengals’ region.
  • Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530), and WEBN-FM (102.7).
  • Broadcasters: Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham.
  • SB Nation Vikings’ site: Daily Norseman
  • Rosters: CIN | MIN
  • Stats to Know: CIN | MIN
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy with a 14% chance of precipitation, with temperatures in the low-50s, per NL weather.
  • Odds: The Bengals are currently 3-point favorites via DraftKings Sportsbook.