3 matchups the Vikings need to win in Week 15 vs. the Bengals

Which matchup victories will give the Minnesota Vikings the edge in Week 15?

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase
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Matchup 2 - Christian Darrisaw vs. Trey Hendrickson

Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson may not be a universally known player in the NFL, but he is working to ensure that everyone knows his name now.

Hendrickson is tied for third in the league with 13.5 sacks, showing how he is a game-wrecker on any given snap. Hendrickson is a stellar player off the edge, and Minnesota will need to slow him down if they hope to score more than three points on Saturday.

Hendrickson will primarily be coming off the left side of the Vikings line, meaning he will be matched up against star left tackle Christian Darrisaw. This should bode well for Minnesota, as having their best lineman up against Cincinnati's best pass rusher is how you want things to play out.

Darrisaw was able to completely stop Niners defensive end Nick Bosa earlier this season, showing that there is no task he isn't up to handle.