The Vikings made a strong effort to fix the holes in their defense through free agency.
At first, that side of the ball looked good. Minnesota’s revamped group forced Cincinnati to punt three times. The Vikings offense stalled out quite a bit, but Kirk Cousins was able to find Adam Thielen in the end zone for a 7-0 lead.
Then, the Vikings defense started to fall apart a tad. The Bengals tied it up at 7-7 when Joe Burrow found Tee Higgins for the score. Cincinnati then got the ball back and took the lead on a deep ball to Ja’Marr Chase.
The Bengals led the Viking 14-7 at the time this article was published. Here are the top photos from the game so far: