Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shown on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Georgia Dome. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots vs Bengals: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Time and Predictions


Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader performs during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati won 34-30. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady has the New England Patriots rolling all over again, even with a younger and different group on offense. The Patriots have to travel out to Cincinnati and will be looking to move to 5-0.

The Bengals have sputtered on offense, but the Patriots are aware of the potential from the group. They will be ready for A.J. Green ad Andy Dalton.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

When: October 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind

 

Patriots Player to Watch: Tom Brady

Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Georgia Dome. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady is doing it all over again without some of the familiar faces that helped the Patriots offense for so many years. Rob Gronkowski is still out with an injury. Aaron Hernandez is.. .you know. Wes Welker is doing his thing in Denver. He is throwing to receivers like Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins and is still moving that football up and down the field.

Bengals Player to Watch: A.J. Green

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch as Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) defends during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Green can’t throw the football to himself and he has been struggling with the rest of the offense struggling to move the football. Andy Dalton has struggled throwing the football around and it has shown in Green’s production. He is averaging 46 yards in the last 3 games and only had 51 receiving yards last week. If the Bengals want to win, they will need Green and Dalton to connect a bunch.

Matchup to Watch: Giovani Bernard vs Patriots Run Defense

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) gets tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals could look to take advantage of the absence of Patriots DT Vince Wilfork by running the football up the middle with their rookie RB Giovani Bernard. Wilfork is out for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon last week against Atlanta. Bernard has 147 yards on the season with a 4.6 yard average and a couple of touchdowns.

Prediction

With the Bengals recent struggles putting points on the board, I can’t see them getting this right against the New England Patriots. The Patriots may be without Wilfork, but they have other players on the roster to keep the opposing scoring low. I think Dalton will struggle all over again and the Patriots will roll.

Patriots  27, Bengals 12 

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals New England Patriots