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Bengals cruise to big lead vs. Vikings


Once again, the Bengals are rolling at Paul Brown Stadium.

Cincinnati, which is unbeaten at home this season, holds a 35-7 third-quarter lead against visiting Minnesota on Sunday afternoon.

Quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown for three touchdowns for Cincinnati, which has scored 28 consecutive points. Dalton’s latest TD pass was a back-shoulder seven-yard dart to Mohamed Sanu on the Bengals’ first drive of the second half.

Sanu’s score came one play after Giovani Bernard’s electric 41-yard reception, a play that featured a spin move and a stiff-arm.

Meanwhile, Dalton’s counterpart, Matt Cassel, has had a tough game. He has been intercepted twice, with one returned for a 25-yard touchdown by Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey. On the interception, Rey anticipated Cassel’s throw, stepping in front of the intended receiver, securing the ball and running away for the 25-yard score. Cassel also fumbled when sacked by Rey and safety Reggie Nelson on the Vikings’ first drive, setting up Cincinnati’s first score.

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12 Responses to “Bengals cruise to big lead vs. Vikings”
  1. f1restarter says: Dec 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    Let’s see if the Vikings have the mental toughness to stage a comeback like the Packers did last week, or if they just mail this game in like they did the season.

  2. theptfpoet says: Dec 22, 2013 3:06 PM

    No matter how bad they get beaten… or what the stupid “win loss” column says…

    They’re still a dynasty to me…


  3. Paul M. says: Dec 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    Frazier has lost the locker room. The team has quit on him.

  4. deltaoracle says: Dec 22, 2013 3:11 PM

    Cassel is the answer!

  5. 6kingswest says: Dec 22, 2013 3:11 PM

    Bengals completely dominating and outclassing the Vikes. Well done.

  6. bonniebengal says: Dec 22, 2013 3:13 PM

    Make that 42-7.

  7. realfootballfan says: Dec 22, 2013 3:14 PM

    Cincy opening up a can. They are night and day different at home from on the road almost in Saint like territory of their identity shift home and away.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 22, 2013 3:21 PM

    I don’t respect fans who talk about how their team is during/after victories against terrible teams.

    The 2013 Minnesota Vikings are terrible.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    jerome simpson once again showing his talent in Cincinnati.

    0 catches – 0 yards (3 targets)

  10. Paul M. says: Dec 22, 2013 3:40 PM

    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis once fired Les Frazier.

    Smart man.

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 22, 2013 4:01 PM

    Nice win against a bad team who’s lost their fight.

  12. junglerat524 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:24 PM

    What were they supposed to do?

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