Week 15 will be an eye-opener for fans in Cincinnati. The Bengals will host last year’s Super Bowl winner New England Patriots who as usual, are ramping up for another postseason and potential Super Bowl run. It is a classic matchup of the haves and the have nots.
Of note, the Patriots will be coming off of what should be a huge home game against the Kansas City Chiefs before heading to Cincinnati. But as with all things New England, they will have their ducks in a row and won’t be playing a letdown kind of a game.
Fans should also take special note. In a season of remarkable dysfunction, mired in losing and head-scratching, spectators in Cincinnati will see the unique greatness of arguably the best and most efficient NFL franchise in the history of the league. The Patriots objective every single season is to win Super Bowls. That’s just not what you’d ever say about the Bengals organization.
Either way, this game is about formality. Cincinnati doesn’t have the comparable talent to compete for one quarter much less a full 60 minutes. Expect this game to be quick work for New England as they help the Bengals to a 1-13 record.