Nearly nine years ago, the Bengals fired Leslie Frazier. Today, the Bengals could be getting him fired.

With Cincinnati rolling over the Vikings, it’s becoming more likely that Frazier’s three-year tenure as the Minnesota head coach will end after the end of the Week 17 farewell to the Metrodome.

Earlier on Sunday, ESPN reported that Vikings ownership has been telling others around the league that a coaching change is expected. Last week, CBS reported that the Vikings already have contacted Penn State Bill O’Brien; perhaps most tellingly, the Vikings informed PFT earlier this week that the team had no comment in response to the O’Brien report.

Jay Glazer of FOX reported Sunday that recent success by the Vikings could save Frazier. That success has evaporated in Cincinnati, where the Vikings look as bad as they have during Frazier’s tenure.