Now that the loss to Cleveland is behind us, let’s look ahead to the Patriots. It’s not that easy, sorry. The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off of a hard to watch loss versus their division rival the Cleveland Browns.
The same Browns who traded away Trent Richardson and started Brian Hoyer instead of Brandon Weeden, found a way to score 17 points on a stingy Bengals defense and hold Andy Dalton to zero touchdowns and an interception.
Now comes in Tom Brady and the always consistent New England Patriots. Brady is coming off of his most impressive game of the season, by going 20-31 316 yards and 2 touchdowns, and beating the Falcons in Atlanta. That doesn’t happen very often. Since 2008, Atlanta has won over 83% of its home games.
Hopefully, Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense will muster up some more points against Bill Belechick’s Patriots defense, otherwise it will be a long afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Dalton needs to rebound after a game he’d soon like to forget. Against Cleveland, the Bengals offense looked flat, and went away from the running game by throwing the ball on their final 27 plays.