6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bengals in Week 15

Jordan Addison
Jordan Addison / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
1 of 7

The Minnesota Vikings came up short against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15, but there was a lot to learn about the team in the loss.

Week 15 gave the Minnesota Vikings an opportunity to increase their chances of a potential playoff berth or possibly contend for the NFC crown as they hit the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The Vikings came up short in overtime, losing the game by a final score of 24-27. The loss is a disappointing one, especially since the team could have used the momentum heading into their final three games of the season.

Missed opportunities and mistakes saw a game that Minnesota could have won instead end up in the loss column. Now with a 7-7 record, the remaining games on the team's schedule become even more important.

But before looking too far ahead at Christmas Eve and New Years Eve for their next two games, let's take a look at what happened in the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals and what we learned from it.