|GAME TIME||1:00 PM ET|
|STADIUM||US Bank Stadium|
Vikings’ Key Player:
Pat Elflein and his status for this game will be crucial. The Vikings had virtually no run game last week in Carolina in his absence. On the other side, the Bengals struggled mightily against the Bears in theIR run game. If Elflein can return, the Vikings can shred the Cincinnati defense for 60 minutes.
GAME PREVIEW AND ANALYSIS
Case Keenum looks to bounce back from his shaky Week 14 performance, while the entire defense looks to recover from their worst game of the season. The Bengals are coming off a loss in which they were completely dominated by a measly Chicago Bears team. A win will clinch the NFC North for the Vikings and take some pressure off as they head into the final two games of the season, but they can’t overlook the Bengals. If the Vikings have a healthy offensive line, which seems likely this weekend, they can bury the Bengals early. Look for Zimmer and company to unleash on the Cincinnati and lock up a playoff spot.