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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 Vikings to watch in Week 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 20: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 20: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /
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With the Cincinnati Bengals welcoming the Vikings to town, there has been a lot of talk about how the Bengals might win this game.

Cincinnati fans know that Joe Burrow will need to return to his pre-injury self. The offensive line will need to be an improvement so that Burrow has plenty of time to throw the ball. The receivers (particularly Ja’Marr Chase) need to take the next step and become a dominating trio. The defense will need to improve over one of the worst in the NFL last year.

But, there is another side of this game, and that is who Minnesota is counting on showing up and delivering a big game. Minnesota brings in a team that has a lot of the same faces as last year’s team that finished below .500. They are counting on players staying healthy and a rebound from some of their players who fell flat last season.

This is expected to be a close game between the two teams, and here are the players on Minnesota that the Cincinnati Bengals need to be aware of.

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