The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. While the result is not too surprising, there were some surprising factors in the game.
The Bengals are starting the 2021 season off the best way they can with a 1-0 record. A big home win was just what this team needed to build confidence and show that they might be contenders in the AFC to make the playoffs. There is still a long way to go, but there was a lot to like from what Cincinnati showed.
The good guys had plenty of question marks entering the season but were able to put early season answers to them by performing well against a solid Minnesota team. Now, people may choose to point out that the Vikings are not the best team in the league, but Cincinnati won a game they likely would have lost the last few seasons. This shows great improvement and promising development for the young team.
Among the win are a few pleasant surprises for the Bengals that could show trends for what the rest of the season has in store. Here are the three biggest things I was surprised about in the Bengals win on Sunday.