Toronto, Canada – MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings clinched a playoff spot with a 30-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in a clash of NFL division leaders on Sunday.
Peterson rushed for 97 yards and Brett Favre threw for 192 and one touchdown as the Vikings (11-2) bounced back from last weekend's road loss at Arizona for their seventh consecutive home win.
Cincinnati (9-4), despite 11 penalties and only 94 yards passing by quarterback Carson Palmer, held on to the AFC North's top spot.
The Bengals pulled back to 10-7 in the second quarter but Minnesota scored the next 13 points, including two field goals in the quarter's final 35 seconds after a Cincinnati fumble.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ian Ransom)