Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals 09/12/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals 09/12/2021 – The NFL regular season 2021 will kick off with a series of exciting games for their first week. One such interesting game will take place between the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings have portrayed a weak performance after dropping all their three preseason games. The Cincinnati Bengals were not too successful either but they managed to win one of their three preseason games. The field is set and both teams will square off from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals 09/12/2021
The Vikings are coming into this game after experimenting with their preseason games. Minnesota will bring in their core players and are all set to take on the Bengals. The Vikings have one of the top running backs on their team. Dalvin Cook is expected to be the bright spot alongside quarterback Kirk Cousins. Minnesota looks decent enough from the defensive end with a few additions to their team. The Vikings are bringing back five of their defensive players along with Michael Pierce, Daniel Hunter, Anthony Barr, and Eric Kendricks.
Players to watch: Kirk Cousins QB (GP 16, CMP 349, ATT 516, CMP% 67.6, YDS 4265, AVG 8.3, YDS/G 276.3, LNG 71, TD 35, INT 13, SACK 39, SYL 256, RTG 105), Dalvin Cook RB (GP 14, ATT 312, YDS 1557, AVG 5, LNG 70, BIG 6, TD 16, YDS/G 111.2, FUM 4, LST 2, FD 91), Justin Jefferson WR (GP 16, REC 88, TGTS 125, YDS 1400, AVG 15.9, TD 7, LNG 71, BIG 23, YDS/G 87.5, FUM 1, LST 0, YAC 450, FD 58).
The Cincinnati Bengals seem to have room for improvement from the defensive end. The Bengals will try for the postseason but they held the 26th spot in defensive efficiency last season. Larry Ogunjobi is expected to play an important role. Cincinnati will play with a 4-3 defense along with Akeem Davis-Gaither, Logan Wilson, and Germaine Pratt as their core players defense. The Bengals had an unsuccessful season last time with a 4-11 record. Quarterback Joe Burrow was out due to a knee injury.
Players to watch: Joe Burrow QB (GP 10, CMP 264, ATT 404, CMP% 65.3, YDS 2688, AVG 6.7, YDS/G 283, LNG 67, TD 13, INT 5, SACK 32, SYL 231, RTG 89.8), Joe Mixon RB (GP 6, ATT 119, YDS 428, AVG 3.6, LNG 34, BIG 3, TD 3, YDS/G 71.3, FUM 1, LST 1, FD 20), Tee Higgins WR (GP 16, REC 67, TGTS 108, YDS 908, AVG 13.6, TD 6, LNG 67, BIG 14, YDS/G 56.8, FUM 1, LST 1, YAC 304, FD 52).
Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games.
Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Picks
There is no surprise that the best NFL sportsbooks have predicted the Vikings to win this game and cover the spread. Minnesota seems more intact and their overall performance is better than the Bengals. Back the Vikings to win with a predicted score of 27-20.