Know Your Enemy: 7 Facts about the Minnesota Vikings

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Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Chicago Bears for 5 yards in the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Chicago Bears for 5 yards in the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

There are two regular season games left, two games to get the wheels greased, lock up a division crown, and finally win a playoff game.  Before that can happen a win this week has to happen and this Sunday’s game isn’t technically a “must win” but it is a needed win. If the Bengals come in prepared the Jungle will take care of the rest.  All week the Bengals players have been preparing for the Minnesota Vikings now it is the fans turn to know the foe. Here are 7 things you may not know about the men from the North.

  1. The Vikings defense is allowing the most points a Vikings team has allowed in over 20 years. They are allowing 30.4 points per game, something the Bengals offense needs to attack.
  2. Adrian Peterson ranks 27th all-time in rushing yards with 10,070 career rushing yards. Peterson has gone over 1,200 yards in all seven seasons he has played but one, 2011 when he blew out his knee.
  3. With 21 rushing touchdowns the Vikings have the most of any other team this year. The Bengals have 12.
  4. Last year’s November 18th game against the Bengals was the last game Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel played in for the Chiefs. He was held to a 68 quarterback rating.
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