Welcome to the first week of the 2021 NFL season. Kelsey Conway and Charlie Goldsmith set the scene on this week's preview edition of the Bengals Beat Podcast as the Cincinnati Bengals host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m., WXIX-TV, 102.7 FM and 700 WLW AM).
The Bengals are 3.5-point underdogs and the betting line total is at 48. Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow returns after a severe knee injury ended his rookie campaign early in 2020.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer returns to Cincinnati with a team many national experts think has a shot to make a run in the postseason.
Conway and Goldsmith have everything you need to get ready for Sunday's game and sports editor Jason Hoffman offers some sports betting picks at the end of the podcast.