5 reasons why the Cincinnati Bengals will beat the Vikings
By Alex Austin
Paul Brown Stadium will be back and fans of the Cincinnati Bengals are going to give their team the energy they need to outlast Minnesota.
Playing on the road in the NFL is a tough task. Playing on the road when there have not been fans in the stadium for over a year, is a very daunting task.
Traditionally, Paul Brown Stadium may not have been the toughest place to play, especially toward the end of the season the last few years when the team was out of contention. With hope high in the Queen City, however, this is going to be a rocking atmosphere.
Seeing Burrow back for the first time since injury, getting back to the stadium for the first time in over a year, and feeling like there are enough pieces in place that this team could make a playoff run are all reasons to expect a huge crowd. Combine them and the players are going to feast on the energy of the stadium.
I expect the Bengals to start this year off on the right foot, and show their doubters that this is a team ready to compete for wins. Starting against the Vikings who are trending down, Cincinnati starts off 1-0.