The Bengals will edge out the Vikings
It’s hard to tell what to make out of the Vikings as they head down the stretch. Minnesota has a dominant defense under Brian Flores, but their offense has had many moving parts – most notably at the quarterback position.
While Cincinnati has experienced the same issues, they still have Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, who can take advantage if the pass rush can’t get home on Jake Browning. With the Bengals’ offensive line thriving, it could also mean good things for Joe Mixon, who has been steady, if not spectacular, this season.
The Bengals are vulnerable to the big play, and if the Vikings create some turnovers, they should be able to keep it close. But too much of the Vikings foundation will be watching Saturday’s game from the sidelines, which could lead them to a tough start in a pivotal four-game stretch.
Prediction: Bengals win 16-10