Cincinnati Bengals: AFC North standings heading into Week 1 of 2021

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Ravens at Raiders – Monday, Sept. 13 (8:15 EST)

With the Raiders not being able to welcome fans into their new stadium last year, it made sense that their first game of the 2021 season would be televised in primetime so that we could see a packed Allegiant Stadium.

That’s about all that’s going the Raiders’ way, as the Ravens are the better team and the odds this weekend reflect that. Baltimore is a 4.5-point favorite over Las Vegas, which is shocking to no one. I’m surprised it’s not a bigger number for the Ravens, as they have a good all-around team. That’s not the case for the Raiders.

Maybe the new stadium is enough to energize Vegas to where they pull off a stunner against the Ravens but Baltimore has a chance to begin the season ahead of the rest of the division and they won’t take that lightly. Not with how stacked the AFC North is. A 1-0 start could be all they need to end the season as the division champs.

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The AFC North has some fun matchups this weekend and only the Ravens are favored in their game. Will we see any upsets?