Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Football news and notes. NFL Betting Predictions will make clients huge profits through the 2016-17 season.
The Minnesota Vikings invade Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio in their preseason opener. Fans in the “SOUTHWESTERN PART” of the Buckeye State are familiar with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.
The 60-year-old served as the Bengals defensive coordinator before taking the Vikings job.
Minnesota lost in the first round of the 2016 NFL playoffs on a missed field goal to the Seattle Seahawks.
Cincinnati also dropped their first round postseason matchup to Pittsburgh. Both teams have lofty expectations for the 2016-17 season.
Minnesota has a brand new state of the art Stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings finished 11-5 last season and won the NFC North division. Despite their success, the Vikings offense ranked near the bottom of the National Football League on offense.
Teddy Bridgewater enters his third season as the starting quarterback in the “TWIN CITIES”. The Miami, Florida native must prove he can compete the long ball down the field to improve the offensive output.
The franchise drafted “OLE MISS” wideout Laquon Treadwell in the first round this year. Treadwell has all the tools to become one of the best in the business.
Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has the luxury of the best running back in the league. Adrian Peterson has plenty of gas left in the tank.
The Vikings defense ranked fifth in the league last season, allowing the opposition 18.9 points per contest.
The Minnesota front four led by Linval Joseph, Brian Robison, and Everson Griffen are awesome.
Linebacker Anthony Barr is becoming one of the best at his position in the league.
Cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn have excellent cover skills against the pass.
Bovada Lv lists the Minnesota Vikings at +160 to win the NFC North Division Title
The 2016-17 Cincinnati Bengals have a lot to prove again this season. The franchise is snake bitten in the postseason.
Cincinnati won the AFC North despite losing starting quarterback Andy Dalton last in the season.
Despite the Bengals postseason woes owner Mike Brown is sticking with Marvin Lewis as the head coach. Cincinnati lost two productive receivers in free agency.
Both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu are in different cities which may hurt the passing game. All-Pro A.J. Green is still one of the best in football.
Running Backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill are productive in many phases of the offense.
Defensive Tackle Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap are dominating in the trenches. Michael Johnson can still make the big play from his defensive end position.
Vontaze Burfict has all the tools to be an All-Pro but must keep his composure.
Despite losing two starters to the secondary, the Bengals are still solid in the defensive backfield.
Bovada Lv lists the Cincinnati Bengals at +140 to win the AFC North Division Title.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2016-17 Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals will compete for a playoff spot.
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