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Bengals sloppy early

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cincinnati Bengals won the coin toss, but didn’t have the type of opening drive they planned for.

Cincinnati had four penalties, three of which were accepted, and a quarterback sack to go scoreless on its first possession. The Bengals could have done themselves a huge favor by getting some early points on the board to quiet a raucous crowd here in Minnesota.

This is shaping up to be a physical game involving two very good defenses. The Bengals forced Minnesota to go three-and-out on its first offensive possession.