Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) calls out a play during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals v. Patriots Preview


Sundays game against the New England Patriots is really a toss up for this Cincinnati Bengals club at the moment. Two weeks ago

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) calls out a play during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) calls out a play during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

the Bengals had a big come from behind win to beat the Green Bay Packers. Last week the Bengals lost in embarrassing fashion to the Cleveland Browns. Which team will show up against the Patriots is unknown.

Going out on a limb here but the explosive Bengals will show up today. The Bengals that put up 34 points on the Packers should hopefully show up today. It all falls back on quarterback Andy Dalton today. Dalton has struggled immensely this season, he needs to execute today, connect with passes and not over throw his receivers.

Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard has been explosive at times this season. He hasn’t got all the carries that BJGE has, that should likely change this weekend or in the near future. Bernard has had flashes of brilliance this season, Sunday could see him have a big game. With it expected to rain all game Bernard and BJGE should get a fair amount of carries.

The Patriots are undefeated this season, looking to extend their streak to 5-0 for the first time in six seasons. With defensive lineman Vince Wilfork out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon the Cincinnati offense needs to capitalize on that.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had a decent season to this point minus the fact he has no one to throw to. Former Cincinnati Bearcats product Kenbrell Thompkins has clawed his way to the top of the wide receiving corps for the Patriots.

Things to watch for, how will Andy Dalton do? Will Gio get more carries? Can the Bengals ruin the Patriots winning streak? All those questions will be answered today.

Where to watch?

CBS Channel 12 1pm ET

1530 and 700WLW on the radio

Also available on SiriusXM

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