Point Spread: 3.00 | 110.00 Cincinnati (Home)
I like the Cincinnati Bengals to cover the spread against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Bengals did not look that bad in the preseason and their starters were not even playing in most of the games. Now they will have Joe Burrow at the helm for week 1 with some good young pieces at receiver and running back that he can work with. The Vikings did not look good at all in the preseason and even though they did not have many starters playing either, it was the defense that looked like it needed some improvement. Joe Burrow is an electric player and now with some NFL experience under his belt, he should be able to have a breakout season. I expect him to come out and make a statement here in their first game of the season at home. The Bengals have a chance to even upset the Vikings in this game so I like them to cover the spread here.
T.M. Prediction: 24-21 Bengals.