Vikings clinch NFC North title with big win over Bengals

Dec 10 2017 Cincinnati OH USA Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches from the sideline against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Zimmer was about ready to be done with his quest to become an National Football League head coach, discouraged after so many fruitless interviews.

On Cincinnati's second possession, Kendricks had his second career interception return for a touchdown and the first defensive touchdown by the Vikings this season for a 14-0 lead.

The Vikings clinched the the NFC North and moved to 11-3 on the season after a 34-7 win after a win over the Cincinnati Bengals at U.S Bank Stadium.

Remember, the Bengals don't have a general manager, so that position won't have any say in a potential new coach. Of the Bengals eight losses, four have come by four points or less. "You respected it because he was consistent in how he coached the five-time Pro Bowler to the rookies". Thielen, who broke out last season and has risen even higher in 2017 with 80 catches and 1,161 yards to rank third in the National Football League in both categories, might not get the opportunity Sunday to prove Jones and Kirkpatrick wrong given their health. The Vikings controlled the clock and the Bengals really had no answer for the Vikings offense.

The Vikings have averaged 132.2 rushing yards per game and allowed an average of 60.7 rushing yards per game this season.

The Minnesota Vikings locked up their second division title in three years, which is huge. It's a game where the Bengals will enter as big underdogs.

Keenum was 20-of-23 passing before giving way to Teddy Bridgewater for the team's first drive of the fourth quarter.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that multiple members of the organization, including coaches, learned of Lewis' decision as they boarded a bus in Minneapolis for the Bengals' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

According to the report, Lewis is "likely to be on teams' short lists of candidates" ahead of a number of head-coaching openings, one of which has already become apparent after the firing of Giants coach Ben McAdoo.

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