The two teams play each other just once every four years. The Vikings won the last meeting in 2009 at the Metrodome.
Here is a quick breakdown of the Cincinnati Bengals.
2012 Record: 10-6 (second in the AFC North Division)
2012 Offensive Stats: 24.4 points per game, 332.7 total yards per game, 109.1 rushing yards per game, 223.6 passing yards per game, 26 giveaways, 46 sacks allowed
2012 Defensive Stats: 20.0 points allowed per game, 319.7 total yards allowed per game, 107.2 rushing yards allowed per game, 212.5 passing yards allowed per game, 30 takeaways , 51 sacks
2013 Draft Picks: TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame (Round 1, Pick 21); RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (Round 2, Pick 37); DE Margus Hunt, SMU (Round 2, Pick 53); S Shawn Williams, Georgia (Round 4, Pick 84); LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M (Round 4, Pick 118); OT Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas (Round 5, Pick 156); RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska (Round, 6, Pick 190); WR Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas (Round 6, Pick 197); OT Reid Fragel, Ohio State (Round 7, Pick 240); C T.J. Johnson, South Carolina (Round 7, Pick 251)
Addition: LB James Harrison (signed from the Steelers), QB Josh Johnson (Browns), G Mike Pollak (Panthers), TE Alex Smith (Browns)
Departures: CB Jason Allen (unsigned), K Josh Brown (signed with the Giants), CB Nate Clements (unsigned), S Chris Crocker (unsigned), LB Thomas Howard (unsigned), QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers), LB Manny Lawson (Bills), RB Brian Leonard (Buccaneers), DT Pat Sims (Raiders), LB Dan Skuta (49ers)
Profile: The Bengals are a team on the rise. They are a very good defensive team with stars on the offensive side. They have a very good passing game with Andy Dalton throwing to A.J. Green, Jermaine Gresham and Eifert. The weakness of the Bengals is the offensive line and running back. Head coach Marvin Lewis hopes to have cured one with the selection of Bernard in the second round of the draft. The five in trenches however remains a big question mark. This is a good matchup of up-and-coming teams.