What went right: The Bengals defense set the tone on the first drive of the game, sacking Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel and returning his fumble inside the 10-yard line to set up an early touchdown. It was one of three takeaways for the Bengals in the first 21 minutes of the game. Cassel turned the ball over four times, including a pick-six, and threw for just 114 yards. The Bengals kept Peterson in check, holding him to 45 rushing yards, without committing an extra defender to the box. Dalton picked apart the Vikings secondary, throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns, including a beautiful deep ball to Green, who beat his man out of the slot.