Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots
This is such a hard game to call. New England has been basically unstoppable, since Brady took over. But, this will be the first game back for Brady after being suspended for the Deflategate scandal as well. I do believe the Patriots dominance is coming to an end, but Brady always sets out to prove people and the league wrong. Brady could make a statement in this game.
Brady will be back, obviously, but who knows if Brady will be Brady? Even so, if the Bengals can get pressure on him and sell out every play to sack him, the Bengals will walk away victorious. In 2013, the Bengals did just that and got the W. However, in 2014, when the Bengals couldn’t sack a soul, the Patriots dominated and they won.
It’s all about pressure in this game. Sack Brady and the Bengals will win—plain and simple. Just ask the Giants. Easier said than done, of course. Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, and Andrew Billings, the spotlight will be on you.
Prediction: Bengals Win Close
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