Vikings at Bengals: Matt Cassel hits Jarius Wright to tie the game up (GIF)

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) runs for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are seeking their fifth win of the season on the road today as they traveled to Cincinnati to take on the 9-5 Bengals.

Early on in the game, the struggling Vikings fell behind early, 7-0, to the Bengals after a Benjarvus Green-Ellis short-yardage touchdown run.

However, the Vikings wouldn’t quit that easily as they answered back in the first quarter.

Just a few minutes later, on the fourth play of the drive, Minnesota QB Matt Cassel scrambled to his right and found a wide open Jarius Wright down the sideline, who took it in for the 36-yard score to even things up at seven:

There’s a little bit more of that offense that doesn’t require Adrian Peterson tearing through defenses, which the Vikings have definitely needed for a long time.

This could also be a good example of what happens when a team that has nothing to play for takes on a contender. Some strange things happen in the NFL, so don’t count the Vikes out of this one yet.

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