3 Vikings players who should be benched before Week 15 vs. the Bengals

Which Minnesota Vikings players should be sent to the bench before the team's next game

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3. Greg Joseph - K

Greg Joseph should be thankful that the Vikings don't even have a kicker on their practice squad entering Week 15. Otherwise, he would likely be on his way to getting replaced in the near future.

Yes, Joseph scored the only points during Minnesota's win on Sunday when he converted a 36-yard field goal attempt. But he also missed a field-goal try earlier in the matchup from 49 yards away.

That miss shouldn't have come as a surprise though since Joseph has only made 45 percent of his field-goal attempts from 40 yards away or further this season (5-of-11).

After Sunday's performance, the Vikings' only kicker on their roster has only converted 76 percent of his field goal tries this year, which is even lower than the 78.8 field-goal percentage that he finished with last season.

For some reason, Minnesota re-signed Joseph earlier this year after he missed a total of 13 kicks during the 2022 campaign. It felt like a bad decision at the time of the signing, and now, the Vikings are finding out that it was, indeed, a bad decision.

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