Cincinnati Bengals vs New England Patriots
It's been considering that 2001 that the Bengals have actually defeated the New England and also that was before Tom Brady taking over the New England’s QB obligations. Since that gain, both teams have actually satisfied 4 times, two times in Foxboro and also two times at Paul Brown Stadium, and each time the New England have actually gained as well as set up more than 30 points.
Whatever home area advantage the Cincinnati have almost vaporizes when the New England concern community this year. Inevitably, the trick to beating the New England is to either: Outscore him on your own, or Prevent Brady from racking up . The Cincinnati appear well-appointed to do the former, however the latter is still a work-in-progress. However, the Cincinnati did set up 30 or even more factors in five games in previous season, proving their offense is certainly on the right track.
It would do much for the Cincinnati standing in the American Football Conference all at once to remove the conference's most-celebrated squad. At a reasonably early factor in the season, it does become a bit easier. Though I think they could keep this a rather close game, the Brady aspect still exceeds all of the positives dotting the Cincinnati roster.
New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals
Three of the New England initially 5 games are on the roadway, and two are versus opponents the New England really did not deal with in previous season.
As a matter of fact, the New England have not yet faced Andy Dalton QB whatsoever in his third year in the season. As a matter of fact, they haven't dealt with the Cincinnati at all because 2007, and also there aren't a whole lot of acquainted faces from that game. The secondary will be examined by Dalton's effectiveness more than his arm. Dalton went deeper compared to 20 lawns on 12.7 percent of his efforts, yet attacked his mark on simply 32.8 percent of those throws for the fourth-lowest average amongst NFL beginners.
Dalton was among the least-pressured QB in the organization, however, so the New England will certainly have to ensure they get to him as well as acquire him out of rhythm. He obtains the ball out extremely quick, with typical time-to-throw of 2.64 seconds the seventh-quickest amongst starters.
The New England offending line will be placed to the test versus a Cincinnati protection that logged 51 sacks in the previous. Protective take on Geno Atkins logged 12.5 sacks in an All-Pro year, and was ProFootballFocus' top-ranked interior pass-rusher and also rated second against the run. He normally lines up at left defensive deal with, so appropriate guard Dan Connolly and facility Ryan Wendell could have their hands complete.
Vontaze Burfict and also Rey Maualuga can be benefited from in insurance coverage over the mid, so the New England tight ends can enjoy some success if the offensive line shields for Brady. This one can go regardless, yet with the new-look New England offense still obtaining its act together, the pressure-packed Bengals defense could possibly have the right tools to slow Patriots down.
Prediction: Bengals 27, Patriots 24