6* Sunday NFL NE/CIN
New England vs. Cincinnati,
10/06/2013 13:00 EDT,
Score: 6 - 13
Money Line: +105 Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Bengals host the New England Patriots on Sunday in Week 5 of the NFL season. Cincinnati is coming off a 17-6 loss to Cleveland, while New England beat Atlanta their last time out, 30-23.
Cincinnati was clearly looking ahead last weekend when they fell to a bad Cleveland team, and they'll now have to answer for that performance with a better effort against the Patriots.
Cincinnati looked rock solid in each of their first three games, with rookie running back Giovani Bernard looking like a tremendous fit in the offense, and Andy Dalton and A.J. Green continuing to build on the chemistry that's made them one of the best quarterback-wide receiver tandems in football.
As for the Patriots, Tom Brady's connection with his receivers has left a lot to be desired, with New England's offense lacking the pop that it's come to be known for over the last several years.
The team will be in trouble with no running game to speak of with Stevan Ridley slated to miss the game.
Brady has had trouble with defenses that can generate pressure with their front four, and that's something the Bengals specialize in, led by hulking defensive tackle Geno Atkins.
The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
6* Play on Cincinnati Bengals ML +105