Dalton reassured fans his confidence is not shaken, saying,
“My confidence hasn’t been shaken. There’s times when we didn’t play well, last week was a good example. We’ve got so many good guys on this team, so much talent, I haven’t lost any confidence at all.”
Dalton needs to be ready Sunday in front of a sellout crowd and beat the 4-0 Patriots.
Health is a concern of every team and the Bengals were without some key players this past week, so look for them to rebound against New England. This is a very winnable game and to keep up in the AFC North, will definitely need all hands on deck to pull out a W.
My final prediction: The Bengals defense should frustrate Brady enough to the point that points will be at a premium, also the Bengals should be able to move the ball rather efficiently against the Patriots defense.
Final score: Bengals 24, Patriots 20.