Early in the game, it seemed as if the Cincinnati Bengals were going to have a tough time at home today against the struggling Minnesota Vikings. After the Vikings scored in the first quarter to tie things up, it certainly appeared as if it was going to be a rough one.
Then, at the end of the first, the Bengals lengthened their lead when Andy Dalton hit A.J. Green for the touchdown to give Cincinnati the 14-7 lead, and a little more breathing room.
Well, not long after that touchdown pass in the second quarter, the Bengals gave themselves even that much more breathing room.
With about 10 minutes to go in the first half, Vikings QB Matt Cassel dropped back to pass on a 3rd-and-2 from his own 20. He got the pass off, but instead of finding someone from his own team, he found Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey, who took the ball in for the 25-yard score, giving his team the 21-7 lead:
Now it seems like the Bengals are beginning to click on all cylinders, and that may ultimately be some bad news for the Vikings.