The Minnesota Vikings are playing for their 2014 NFL Draft spot when they take on the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. However, regardless of the fact they are technically playing for nothing, ESPN reported on Dec. 20 that Adrian Peterson plans to return to finish out the season, his desire to win greater than his willingness to rest up for next season. Here is how fans can follow the Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals live stream of this weekend's game.
- Date: Dec. 22
- Time: 1 p.m. EST
- TV: FOX
- Radio: XM 225
- Live Stream: Sunday Ticket
Peterson is listed as questionable for the Vikings, but he feels he should have played last weekend and said he won't miss another week. It is his competitive nature, but with the Vikings at 4-9-1, one might wonder why he feels it is necessary to play. Peterson made some hints to his goals this week when he said he wants to finish his career in Minnesota with coach Leslie Frazier, a coach who is on the hot seat.
It won't be easy this week, as the Cincinnati Bengals lead the AFC North by one game over the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals lost to the Ravens earlier this season, so win or lose, they will be playing for the North crown if the Ravens win this week. If the Ravens lose, a win over the Vikings will give Cincinnati their entry to the playoffs.
The Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals live stream kicks off at 1 p.m. EST.