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Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds
|Minnesota Vikings||-3 -120||48 -110o||-180|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+3 Ev||48 -110u||+160|
**Odds as of 09/07**
The Minnesota Vikings head to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati to battle the Bengals Sunday in a Week 1 affair. When you go to place a bet on NFL games; you will find the Minnesota Vikings are favorites, despite being on the road. The Vikings are listed at -3, and the total is set at 48.
The Vikings had a tough preseason, struggling in all 3 games. The offense failed to move the football. Head Coach Mike Zimmer hopes that was just preseason woes, and things will change when they head to Cincinnati. Kirk Cousins is back for another season..
Joe Burrow hopes to rebound after having his rookie season ended early with a knee injury. The quarterback will see Brandon Allen remain as the backup. Gone is Giovanni Bernard from the Cincinnati backfield, which should free up Samaje Perine to get some carries behind Joe Mixon.
Cousins will be looking for his top two targets early and often this year. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson combine for quite the punch, but the loss of tight end Irv Smith Jr. will certainly play a factor. Dalvin Cook has emerged as one of the top running backs in the league, and Minnesota will be giving him a heavy dosel.
The Bengals’ receiving core will see what it gets out of first-round pick Ja’Marr Chase a former teammate of Burrow at LSU. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins have experience. Cincinnati will have a tough go of it playing in the rugged AFC North.