NFL Week 1, Vikings vs Bengals: Preview, Date and Odds

The Vikings will face the Bengals on September 12, 2021, in the first week of the 2021 NFL season. The last time the two teams played was in 2017, so undoubtedly an exciting game is ahead.

Vikings Play against Bengals on September 12

The Minnesota Vikings (0-0) will play the Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) in their Week 1 opener of the 2021 NFL season. The game will be played on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.

Vikings vs Bengals When and Where

  • Date: September 12, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Place: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Watch: FOX, radio broadcast by KFAN FM 100.3

Odds to Win Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals

TeamOdds
Cincinnati Bengals+145
Minnesota Vikings-165
*Odds courtesy of VegasOdds.com

Vikings Are Ready for the New Season

Named after the Vikings of ancient Scandinavia, the Minnesota Vikings are a professional team founded in 1960. The team’s first season was in 1961, and it currently holds an all-time overall record of 516-442-11. That winning record is, in fact, the highest when it comes to NFL franchises that have not won the Super Bowl.

Last season, the team was eliminated from the 2020 playoffs after losing a game against the New Orleans Saints on Christmas day. The Vikings’ record for last season was 7-9, while injuries on the defense contributed negatively.

Earlier this week, ESPN revealed that Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr underwent surgery to repair a meniscus injury. Consequently, the Vikings’ coach, Mike Zimmer, did not reveal whether he would be able to return for this season. In that line of thought, a win against the Bengals during Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season will undoubtedly boost the Vikings’ confidence.

QB Joe Burrow Returns to Bengals after Last Seasons’ Injury

Founded in 1966, the Bengals first played in the 1968 season. Similar to the Vikings, the Bengals are another team that hasn’t won the Super Bowl. It last played in Super Bowl XXIII in 1990. Moreover, the Bengals are the only AFL franchise that is yet to win a championship within the NFL or AFL. The last time the Bengals played against the Vikings was in 2017 and the Vikings won that game 34-7.

Focusing on the team’s performance during the 2020 NFL season, the Bengals had a 4-11-1 record. The new preseason found them beating last year’s Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they have now lost to the Washington Football Team and the Miami Dolphins. One difficulty that the Bengals faced last year was the injury of quarterback Joe Burrow in Week 11 last season. On the bright side, Burrow is now back and he is undoubtedly going to be one of the key Bengals players this season.

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