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Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals: Second quarter recap and third quarter discussion

No points in the second quarter in Cincinnati

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They’re heading into the locker rooms at halftime in Cincinnati, and your Minnesota Vikings still lead the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 7-3 after a scoreless second quarter.

The Vikings punted the ball away to start the quarter, and the Bengals made a bit of progress on offense, but saw Jake Browning miss a wide open receiver on third down for what would have been a long touchdown pass and had to punt it away again.

The Vikings moved down the field to the Cincinnati 15-yard line and it looked like they were on the verge of adding more points, but Nick Mullens’ pass to the end zone was intercepted by Mike Hilton to end the drive.

The Bengals couldn’t get anything done after the two-minute warning, with Danielle Hunter sacking Jake Browning for a big loss to thwart their efforts. The Vikings got the ball back with one timeout left and 1:37 on the clock from their own 33-yard line. Let’s take a look at what Hunter did to Browning there, shall we?

The Vikings’ drive moved into Cincinnati territory on a long pass from Mullens to Jordan Addison, and it looked like the Vikings were going to add more points. However, Mullens made another critical mistake as he was being taken to the ground by B.J. Hill and attempted to throw the ball away. Unfortunately, he hit Hill in the helmet and Hill held onto the ball for a second interception in scoring territory to keep the score at 7-3.

The Vikings will get the football coming out of the locker room at halftime, leading the Bengals by a score of 7-3. Come on in and join us for the third quarter of play, folks!