Minnesota opened the scoring with a 41-yard Ryan Longwell field goal to make it 3-0, and soon after Favre found Sidney Rice for a 9-yard touchdown strike to make it 10-0.
The Bengals answered immediately with an 82-yard drive that ended in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Chad Ochocinco to make it 10-7. The Vikings then tacked on another Longwell field goal, this one from 23 yards out, to make it 13-7.
Then, as the Bengals were attempting to run out the clock, Antoine Winfield. . .who has been a beast today. . .forced Brian Leonard to fumble, and the Vikings got a third field goal from Longwell, a 44-yarder, to make it 16-7 as we went to the locker room.
The second half action is right here, folks!