Vikings Dominate Bengals to Claim NFC North Title
The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) beat the Cincinnati Bengals (5-9) 34-7 today at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With the win the Vikings claim the NFC North division title (and the playoff berth that comes with it) for the second time in three years.
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum completed 20 of 23 for 236 yards and two touchdowns, one to Kyle Rudolph and another to Stefon Diggs. Jerick McKinnon led the Vikings in receiving with 7 catches for 114 yards. Latavuis Murray was Minnesota's leading rusher with 20 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Minnesota's big fourth quarter lead allowed the Vikings to rest Keenum, allowing Teddy Bridgewater to take the field in regular season action for the first time in 714 days. Bridgewater attempted just two passes -- the first intercepted on a tipped pass, and the second dropped by WR Michael Floyd.
Saturday night (12/23) the Vikings go up against the Green Bay Packers (7-7) at 7:30 PM CT at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. (TV: NBC, Radio: AM 1240 WJON)