The Bengals made sure that they would win a game before their bye week, and win a game they did. PerHead.eu fans were very impressed when they saw them demolish the Titans 33-7 in Week 3, for the team’s third win in a row. Cincinnati were also unbeaten ATS as they were able to cover as home favorites the team’s 6.5-point handicap.
Cincinnati will go to Foxborough, Mass., where they’ll try to win their first game there since 1986.
Right now Cincinnati have all the necessary tools to give the Patriots the same devastating beating that they gave the Titans. Throughout the Bengals’ first three games, their offensive ranks put their ammunition to very good use.
With a total of 384.0 yards-per-game played, Cincinnati have seventh place in the league. They have a rushing attack – ranked 15th in the NFL – that records 121.7 per game and a passing game (262.3) which has a ranking of 11th in the league. In short, New England are set to take on the Bengals’ very balanced and dangerous offense.
Andy Dalton is at the front of the Bengals’ passing game. The 8.6 yards per attempt recorded by the player happens to be the best among QB’s, and as a minimum, 80 throws were made. This season, the player only threw one interception so far. WR’s Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green could be in line for another massive showdown against a Patriots passing defense that the Chiefs were able to expose in Week 4. 236 passing yards were recorded by Kansas City.
However, just in case New England’s aerial defense properly connects, Cincinnati is able to use the services of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, a very talented pair.
In Week 4, fans at Arrowhead Stadium went completely crazy and set records with their ear-splitting noise, but the Chiefs had the most important job – one that involved taking out the Patriots. Kansas City completely annihilated New England on defense as well as on offense, for a massive win of 41-14.
The Patriots – red with embarrassment – will now try to get some consolation with a home win. The Patriots are 10-0 in the last 10 games that they played at home. But beating a Bengals side that has a very powerful offense should prove to be a very difficult task for the Patriots, who last Sunday were shattered to pieces.
The Patriots’ defense was thought to be one of the best in the NFL before the beginning of the season, but pay per head fans can see that that this time around this is obviously not the case.
New England’s secondary and front seven have to do some very serious work on their defense before the Chiefs visit Foxborough in order to avoid being humiliated once again.
And when it comes to their offense, the Patriots have to find more consistency in buying time for the QB to find his necessary targets, if not they could be on their way to yet another embarrassment this season.