Vikings finally find out when they're facing the Bengals this season

The Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals will have a Saturday matchup in Week 15

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

On Thursday, the NFL announced that the Minnesota Vikings will head out on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 12 p.m. CST on Saturday, December 16th.

When the 2023 NFL schedule was first released all the way back in May, the date and time for the Week 15 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals was listed as TBD.

Well, with Week 15 now being less than a month away, the league has finally announced the date and time for the game between the Vikings and Bengals.

On Thursday, the NFL revealed that on Saturday, December 16th, at 12 p.m. CST, Minnesota will face off against Cincinnati.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals will be part of an NFL Saturday triple-header

The showdown between the Vikings and Bengals won't be the only Week 15 game in the league taking place on Saturday, December 16th.

In addition to the matchup between Minnesota and Cincinnati, two more contests will take place on the same Saturday. After the Vikings take on the Bengals, the Indianapolis Colts will host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 3:30 p.m. CST, and the final game of the day will feature the Detroit Lions hosting the Denver Broncos at 7:15 p.m. CST.

Each of the three matchups, including Minnesota's game, will be broadcast exclusively on NFL Network.

Following the recent season-ending injury to Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow, getting a win over the Bengals might not be so difficult anymore for the Vikings. Cincinnati still has plenty of other talented players, but without Burrow on the field, they are certainly much more beatable.