FOX has released their week 1 schedule for the 2021 season, and Mike Zimmer returns to his old stomping grounds, as the Vikings take on the Bengals at 12pm CT. It’s an intriguing match up for Minnesota, and the Vikings should be slightly favored in this one. The entire schedule will be released later today.
Will Joe Burrow be back?
The Vikings could luck out a little bit in this one, as Joe Burrow is recovering from major knee injury. If Burrow does return in time, it’ll be his first game back since his injury. We all know about Jefferson’s comments he made yesterday, so this could also be an opportunity for Kirk Cousins to show who is truly the better quarterback.
Jefferson vs Chase
A key story line in this game will be the battle between the two LSU wide receivers. Jefferson had a historical 2020 and is looking for an encore starting week 1 vs his former college teammate. Chase is a highly touted play maker, who will make an impact from day one. It’ll be interesting to see who wins the first of many head to head match ups.