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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Starting Line

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. What are the keys to victory and who are the most important players in the matchup? John and Anthony break it all down.

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Week 1 is full-speed ahead.

The Cincinnati Bengals have a big test in front of them this Sunday, as they host the Minnesota Vikings. A lot of excitement is brewing, as a new-look Bengals squad takes the field.

This week, John and Anthony preview the matchup, provide keys to the win and the most important players in the game for both teams. We also conclude our positional preview series and much more!

On this week’s show:

  • We update you on the stories surrounding the Bengals and Vikings going into their Week 1 clash.
  • Can Joe Burrow top Andy Dalton’s single-season passing marks—especially now that there are 17 games on the schedule?
  • The Bengals’ defense looks improved—will they be an opportunistic, big-play unit like the 2005 Cincinnati D? Or, will they be a more methodical, steady crew?
  • Will Ja’Marr Chase have a late-season surge to become the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, as Tee Higgins did last year?
  • Riley Reiff is quietly having a big impact on the offensive tackle group.
  • The improvement of Jonah Williams is one of the most important aspects of the Bengals’ 2021 season.
  • Who are some of the key players this week for the Bengals against Minnesota?
  • Which schemes should the Bengals employ?
  • And much more!

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