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Vikings-Bengals Gameday Updates

9:27 p.m. - The Vikings win the first preseason game of the season on the road. QB Joel Stave takes a knee and the clock hits zero.

Vikings 17-16.

9:24 p.m. -The Vikings defense holds the Bengals from taking the lead.

S Antone Exum Jr. blitzes the quarterback on third down and comes up with the sack.

On fourth down Licata chucked the ball up on fourth-and-long and another Vikings rookie made a big play.

S Jayron Kearse came down with the jump ball and intercepted Licata.

Vikings 17-16 with 1:19 remaining.

9:09 p.m. -Alex Erickson returns Jeff Locke's 61-yard punt for 80 yards and a touchdown.

The Vikings did in fact stop the Bengals on a 2-point conversion to hold onto the lead.* *

17-16 Vikings with 2:45 remaining in the fourth quarter.

8:42 p.m. -Bengals veteran kicker Mike Nugent hits the 27-yard field goal to bring his team within a touchdown score. There is 4:11 remaining in the fourth quarter.

QB Joe Licata had an impressive drive for Cincinnati.

He threw a deep pass to Matt Lengel for 21 yards taking the Bengals to the MN 22-yard line. Shortly after the Buffalo product threw a 14 yard pass to Antwane Grant to put the Bengals in the redzone.

8:42 p.m. -The Vikings second round draft pick looks impressive on that play.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander intercepted Bengals QB Keith Wenning on the play. The Vikings draft class had had a strong impact on the first preseason game. TE David Morgan has three receptions as well.

8:37 p.m. -Local RB product C.J. Ham capped off a third quarter touchdown drive with a score from 10 yards out.

The Vikings hold a 17-7 lead over the Bengals with just under two minutes left in the third quarter.

Rookie WR Laquon Treadwell has been impressive with 41 yards and four receptions so far on the day.* *

7:56 p.m. -Shaun Hill led the Vikings on an impressive hurry-up drive that resulted in a 51-yard field goal by Blair Walsh. Hill was 4-for-4 passing on the drive, with completions to Matt Asiata for 10, MyCole Pruitt for 13, Isaac Fruechte for 1 yard and Laquon Treadwell for 18 yards. Walsh's kick was into a stiff wind, hit the crossbar and bounced through for a 10-7 Vikings halftime lead.

7:46 p.m. -The Bengals go 54 yards in five plays, doing damage with a 40-yarder from A.J. McCarron to Tyler Boyd. McCarron follows with a 3-yard TD toss to Alex Erickson to tie game at 7 with 47 seconds left in the first half.

7:24 p.m. -Teddy Bridgewater has his first touchdown of the preseason.

Bridgewater led the Vikings on a 96-yard scoring drive that he completed with a 49-yard pass to Charles Johnson. Bridgewater was three-for-three for 33 yards on third downs during the drive.

7:13 p.m. -The Bengals ran 22 plays, going from their own 7-yard line to the Minnesota 3-yard line, but were stuffed on fourth-and-1. LB Audie Cole made a critical tackle on third-and-5 to limit a gain of 4 yards.

7:05 p.m. - The first quarter of the preseason went without a score by the Vikings or Bengals. Cincinnati has moved from its own seven to the Minnesota 20-yard line. The Vikings have one yard on offense so far.

6:45 p.m. - The Vikings defense allowed 43 yards on the Bengals first possession but forced a 48-yard field goal attempt by Mike Nugent that was wide right.

5:17 p.m. - The Vikings released a "not expected to play" list approximately 80 minutes before kickoff:

Players on the list were: WR Jarius Wright, CB Terence Newman, RB Adrian Peterson, CB Melvin White, CB Marcus Sherels, LB Edmond Robinson, LB Eric Kendricks, LB Brandon Watts, G Brandon Fusco, DT Sharrif Floyd and DT Scott Crichton.

The Vikings also announced that Shamar Stephen would start in place of Floyd, Audie Cole would start in place of Kendricks and Trae Waynes would start in place of Newman on defense. Minnesota announced Joe Berger would start at right guard in place of Fusco and Jerick McKinnon would start in place of Peterson.

3:15 p.m. - The Vikings team buses are en route to Paul Brown Stadium for tonight's preseason opener against the Bengals, which kicks off at 6:30 and will air live in the Twin Cities on FOX 9 and on KFAN 100.3 FM. Fans living outside of Minnesota can watch the game online here via NFL Game Pass' free trial.

Get ready for the game by watching all four segments of 'Vikings GamePlan' via the embeds below, and check back here during the game for updates, highlights, photos and more.

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