Vikings at Bengals

Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 12, 2021

This will be the first Week 1 road game for the Vikings since 2016. The game features multiple storylines, including facing former Vikings Trae Waynes and Riley Reiff. It also will be a reunion of sorts for Vikings Head Coach Zimmer, who served as the Bengals defensive coordinator from 2008-13 before taking the helm in Minnesota.

WEEK 1 • SUN 09/12 • FINAL/OT

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 7-6, with no postseason contests, against the Bengals. Minnesota is 1-6 as the visiting team.
  • Series Notes: Over their series history, back-to-back wins for a team has happened just once – the Vikings defeated the Bengals in 1989 and again in 1992 in their next meeting.
  • Current Streak: The Vikings won the last matchup, which occurred in December 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium and allowed Minnesota to clinch the NFC North.
  • Last time in Cincinnati (2013): The Bengals defeated the Vikings 42-14.

Facts to Know

Cincinnati Bengals

  • The Bengals finished 4-11-1 and last in the AFC North in their second season under Head Coach Zac Taylor.
  • Cincinnati won two of its final three regular-season games in 2020.
  • WR Tee Higgins, who was drafted 11 spots after Justin Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft, led the team in receiving with 908 yards and six touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings

  • QB Kirk Cousins is entering his fourth season with the Vikings after passing for a career-best 35 touchdowns in 2020.
  • RB Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing with 312 carries for 1,557 yards and 16 touchdowns.
  • The Vikings hired former Bengals defensive coordinator (2014-17) and assistant (2005-13) Paul Guenther this offseason as a senior defensive assistant.

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