Game Preview: Patriots transport to face a Bengals

PATRIOTS (4-0) during BENGALS (2-2)
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Paul Brown Stadium (65,515)

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The New England Patriots softened to 4-0 with a 30-23 win final week opposite a Atlanta Falcons during a Georgia Dome and will demeanour to get to 5-0 for a fourth time in group story and for a initial time given 2007 when they transport to face a Cincinnati Bengals during Paul Brown Stadium. The Patriots will demeanour to continue their winning Oct ways. The Patriots are an NFL-best 35-7 in a month of Oct given 2003 and have won 26 out of their final 30 Oct games.


TELEVISION: This week’s diversion will be promote to a informal assembly by CBS and can be seen in Boston on WBZ-TV. Greg Gumbel will hoop play-by-play duties with Dan Dierdorf providing color. The diversion will be constructed by Mark Wolff and destined by Suzanne Smith.

RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is a flagship hire for a Patriots Radio Network. A finish inventory of a network’s 37 stations can be found here. Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call a movement along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will yield tone analysis.

The Patriots are 35-7 in a month of Oct given a 2003 deteriorate and have won 26 out of their final 30 (.866) Oct games. The Patriots are 20-1 (.952) during home and 15-6 (.714) on a highway during that time in October. The Patriots usually Oct home detriment given 2003 was a 41-17 feat by a visiting San Diego Chargers on Oct 2, 2005.

Bill Belichick needs one some-more win to pierce past Chuck Noll into solitary possession of fifth place on a NFL’s all-time wins list.


The Patriots and Bengals will accommodate for a 23rd time in a array that dates behind to 1968. The teams will play in a unchanging deteriorate for a initial time given a 2010 deteriorate when a Patriots degraded a Bengals, 38-24, in a deteriorate opener during Gillette Stadium. The Patriots will transport to Paul Brown Stadium for a initial time given a 34-13 New England win on Oct. 1, 2007.

New England has won 7 of a final 8 unchanging deteriorate meetings between a clubs dating behind to 1993, including a final 4 meetings.

While New England is 8-2 all-time during home opposite Cincinnati, including 2-0 during Gillette Stadium, a teams are even during 6-6 in games played during Cincinnati. The Patriots are 2-0 in games played during Paul Brown Stadium, winning 38-13 on Oct. 1, 2006 and 34-13 accurately one year after on Oct. 1, 2007.

The Patriots have scored over 30 points opposite Cincinnati in a final 4 meetings.

This week’s diversion is a Patriots’ initial of 4 meetings with AFC North teams this season. The final time a Patriots played all 4 AFC North teams in a deteriorate was in 2010, when they gathered a 3-1 record opposite a division. New England is 37-35 opposite AFC North teams altogether and is 15- 5 opposite a AFC North given a NFL realignment in 2002, including 4-0 opposite Cincinnati.


New England Ties

  • Bengals President Mike Brown graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, in 1957 and played quarterback on a Big Green football team.
  • Brown also went on to connoisseur from Harvard Law School in 1959.
  • Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn also attended Dartmouth College, where she played on a women’s ice hockey team.
  • Bengals Strength and Conditioning Coach Chip Morton is a local of Hamden, Conn., located usually north of New Haven.

Cincinnati Ties

  • Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins attended a University of Cincinnati, located usually 5 miles north of Paul Brown Stadium, for dual years from 2011-2012. Former Patriots
  • Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis was sealed by a Patriots in 2008 as an unlimited giveaway representative and spent a subsequent 4 seasons in New England. Green-Ellis rushed for over 2,000 yards with a club, highlighted by a 1,008- yard, 13-touchdown debate in 2010. Green-Ellis became a giveaway representative during a 2011 offseason and sealed with a Bengals in Mar 2012.
  • Bengals WR Brandon Tate was comparison by a Patriots in a third turn of a 2009 NFL Draft. Tate was expelled by a Patriots on Sept. 3, 2011 and sealed with a Bengals a following day.
  • Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick hired stream Bengals Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons as a coaching novice while he was conduct manager of a Cleveland Browns.

Former Bengals

  • Patriots RB James Develin was creatively sealed by a Bengals in Nov 2010 and spent dual seasons as a member of use patrol before he was expelled in Aug 2012.

Former NFL Teammates

  • Patriots CB Aqib Talib (2008-2011), DB Kyle Arrington (2008-2009), and RB LeGarrette Blount (2010-2011) were all teammates with Bengals QB Josh Johnson on a Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Bengals TE Alex Smith teamed adult with Arrington and Talib on a Buccaneers during a 2008 season, while K Mike Nugent assimilated Talib, Arrington, and Blount for one deteriorate in Tampa Bay in 2009. Smith went to training stay with New England in 2009. Nugent was also teammates with Patriots RB Leon Washington for 3 seasons (2006-2008) on a New York Jets.
  • Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich and Bengals S Chris Crocker were teammates during a 2008 deteriorate on a Miami Dolphins.
  • Patriots WR Danny Amendola was teammates with Bengals CB Adam Jones and CB Terence Newman in Dallas during Amendola’s army on a Cowboys use patrol in 2008.

Former College Teammates

  • Patriots WR Josh Boyce held passes from Bengals QB Andy Dalton during their one deteriorate together during TCU in 2010, including a game-high 44-yard accepting from Dalton in a team’s Rose Bowl feat over Wisconsin. Patriots OL Marcus Cannon was also teammates with Dalton during TCU for dual seasons from 2007-2008.
  • Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower and Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick played for 3 seasons together (2009- 2011) during Alabama and were partial of a top-ranked defensive section that led a Crimson Tide to dual championships in 3 years. Bengals T Andre Smith also assimilated Hightower during a 2008 deteriorate during Alabama.
  • Bengals WR Mohammed Sanu was teammates with Patriots LB Steve Beauharnais and DB Duron Harmon for 3 seasons (2009-2011), CB Logan Ryan for dual seasons (2010-2011), and DB Devin McCourty for one deteriorate (2009) during a University of Rutgers.
  • Patriots LB Brandon Spikes was defensive teammates with Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap for 3 seasons (2007- 2009) and S Reggie Nelson for one deteriorate (2006) during a University of Florida
  • Patriots OL Will Svitek and Bengals TE Alex Smith were teammates for 4 seasons from 2001-2004 during Stanford University.
  • Patriots CB Aqib Talib and Bengals T Anthony Collins were teammates for 3 seasons during a University of Kansas from 2005-2007.
  • Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard was teammates with Bengals RB Rex Burkhead for 3 seasons (2009- 2011) during a University of Nebraska.
  • Patriots RB Shane Vereen and Bengals WR Marvin Jones were teammates for 3 seasons from 2008- 2010 during a University of California.
  • Patriots DB Nate Ebner and Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher were teammates for dual seasons (2009- 2010) during Ohio State.
  • Patriots LS Danny Aiken and Bengals RB Cedric Peerman were teammates for dual seasons from 2007- 2008 during a University of Virginia.

Tom Brady is scheduled to start during quarterback opposite Cincinnati for a fifth time and enters this week with a 4-0 record opposite a Bengals. Brady is 2-0 opposite Cincinnati during Paul Brown Stadium. He has thrown 3 touchdowns opposite a Bengals in any of a final dual games.

The Patriots will play uninterrupted games on a highway for a 25th time underneath Bill Belichick after roving to Atlanta final week and afterwards roving to Cincinnati this week. Since 2000, Belichick’s Patriots have gathered a 33-17 record in those 50 highway games for a .660 winning commission when personification some-more than one uninterrupted diversion on a road. The Patriots have played dual divided games in a quarrel 22 times given 2000, earning a 29-15 record in those contests. They have also played 3 divided games in a quarrel twice given 2000, with a 4-2 record in those games. Under Belichick’s tenure, a Patriots have won back-to-back games on a highway 10 times and have mislaid uninterrupted highway games usually twice. The Patriots were 3-1 in their dual pairs of uninterrupted divided games in 2012, bursting a late Sep highway outing with a detriment in Baltimore and a win in Buffalo before earning backto- behind highway wins opposite a New York Jets on Nov. 22 and a Miami Dolphins on Dec. 2.



  • Bill Belichick needs one win to pass Chuck Noll and take solitary possession of fifth place on a NFL’s all-time wins list. Belichick and Noll are tied with 209 career wins.


  • Julian Edelman has a tip punt lapse normal in NFL story during 13.0 (83-1076) and is one of 7 NFL players with a punt lapse normal of 12.0 or above.
  • Edelman needs one some-more punt lapse for a touchdown to set a group symbol with his fourth punt returned for a touchdown. He is tied with Irving Fryar and Troy Brown with 3 earnings for a touchdown.
  • Edelman and Houston’s Andre Johnson are heading a NFL with 34 receptions. Edelman needs 4 receptions opposite a Bengals to transcend his career high of 37 receptions that he had as a rookie in 2009.
  • Edelman (319) needs 41 receiving yards to transcend his career high of 359 yards set as a rookie in 2009.
  • Edelman needs during slightest 7 receptions opposite Cincinnati for his fifth true diversion with 7 or some-more receptions. If he reaches that symbol he will tie an NFL record for many uninterrupted games to start a deteriorate with during slightest 7 receptions. It has happened many times in NFL history, many recently by T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Derrick Mason in 2007.


  • Stephen Gostkowski is tied with Adam Vinatieri for a group lead with 8 career 50-yard margin goals and needs one some-more to mangle a tie and turn a team’s all-time leader.


  • Rob Ninkovich has a many fail recoveries of any NFL actor over a final 4 years (2010-13) with 10 and can supplement on to that sum with a fail liberation opposite a Falcons.


  • Stevan Ridley has a career normal of 4.42 yards (424- 1,878) and needs 26 carries opposite a Bengals to accommodate a group education of 450 attempts to have a tip rushing normal in group history.


  • Aqib Talib needs an interception opposite Cincinnati to register an interception in his fourth true game. Talib can tie a authorization record of 4 true games with an interception that was set by Mike Haynes in 1976.


  • Leon Washington needs one some-more flog returned for a touchdown to set a NFL record. He is tied with Josh Cribbs with 8 career earnings for a touchdown. TEAM
  • The Patriots have forced a turnover in 31 true games dating behind to 2011, a longest active strain in a NFL. The final time a Patriots did not register during slightest one turnover was on Oct. 9, 2011 vs. a New York Jets.
  • A win over Cincinnati will give a Patriots a initial 5-0 start given 2007 and a fourth time starting a deteriorate during 5-0.

The New England Patriots softened to 4-0 in 2013 with a 30-23 win over Atlanta. The Patriots are 4-0 for a seventh time in group story and for a initial time given 2007. New England is now 4-0 for a third time underneath Head Coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots also started 4-0 in 1964, 1974, 1997, 1999, 2004 and 2007.



Rookie giveaway representative WR Kenbrell Thompkins held dual touchdown passes vs. Tampa Bay (9/22/13) to turn a initial rookie giveaway representative to locate dual touchdown passes in a diversion given Blair White of Indianapolis in 2010.

The Patriots possess a tip 3 totals in NFL story for many round control plays from struggle with 1,199 in 1994, 1,191 in 2012 and 1,187 in 1995.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo has led a Patriots in tackles in any of a final 5 seasons, aggregation 648 tackles over that five-year span.

The series of fail recoveries by Rob Ninkovich over a final 4 years (2010-13), a many of any actor in a NFL. Brian Urlacher and Vince Wilfork are second with seven.

The Patriots enter a deteriorate carrying gathered a winning record in 12 uninterrupted seasons and are a third group in NFL story to have 12 true winning seasons given a 1970 merger.

The Patriots have won 12 true games opposite AFC East opponents, tied with Baltimore, Green Bay and Indianapolis for a longest streaks of wins opposite multiplication opponents given a 2002 NFL realignment.

Julian Edelman has a 13.0 punt lapse normal on 83 returns, a best in NFL history. He is one of usually 7 NFL players to say a career normal of 12.0 yards per punt return.

The series of points a Patriots have authorised in their final 3 home games, dating behind to a 2012 unchanging deteriorate culmination and a initial dual games of a 2013 season.

The Patriots have 13 rookies on their roster, including 7 draftees and 6 undrafted giveaway agents.

Seventeen players on a Patriots 52-man register entered a NFL as undrafted giveaway agents.

Including a 13 rookies, there are 7 new veterans on a group for a sum of 20 new faces on a 2013 Patriots roster.

The series of rushing attempts Stevan Ridley needs to validate for a tip rushing normal in group history. Ridley has a 4.4-yard normal on 424 attempts for 1,878 yards and needs 450 attempts to qualify.

The Patriots have forced a turnover in 31 true games, dating behind to 2011, a longest active strain in a NFL.

Julian Edelman is tied with Houston’s Andre Johnson for a NFL lead with 34 receptions.

The receiving sum of rookie giveaway representative WR Kenbrell Thompkins during Atlanta (9/29), a tip single-game outlay by a Patriots rookie giveaway representative in his rookie deteriorate and usually a second 100- yard diversion by a rookie giveaway representative in his rookie season.

The series of sum snaps by Ryan Wendell in 2012 (1,231 offense and 148 on special teams), to lead a NFL.


Brady is tied with John Elway as a usually quarterback to lead his group to 5 discussion titles. Brady needs to play in one some-more Super Bowl to compare DL Mike Lodish for a many Super Bowls played. Lodish played in 6 (four with Buffalo and dual with Denver)

The series of 12-win seasons that Brady has guided a Patriots to during his career, second usually to Peyton Manning’s nine.

The series of multiplication championships by Tom Brady, leading a 9 multiplication titles by Joe Montana and Peyton Manning for an NFL record.

The series of uninterrupted games that Brady has thrown during slightest one touchdown pass, a longest active strain in a NFL and a second longest strain behind Drew Brees (54).

The percent of quarterback keepers converted by Brady (89 of 94) for initial downs (67-of-69 on third-and-2 or reduction and 22 of 25 on fourth-and-2 or less).

The series of times that Brady has thrown dual or some-more touchdowns in a game. The Patriots are 94-16 (.854) when he throws for dual or some-more touchdowns.

Tom Brady leads a NFL with 5,949 flitting yards in a postseason.


The series of Super Bowl championships a Patriots have won given Robert Kraft purchased a group in 1994. That symbol is a tip sum in a NFL over that span. Only Denver (2; 1997 and 1998), Pittsburgh (2; 2005 and 2008) and a NY Giants (2: 2007 and 2011) have won mixed Super Bowl titles given 1994.

The series of discussion championships a Patriots have won given Robert Kraft purchased a group in 1994. That symbol is a tip sum in a NFL over that span. Pittsburgh is second with 4 discussion titles given 1994.

The series of multiplication championships won by a Patriots given Kraft purchased a group in 1994.

The series of playoff seasons warranted by a Patriots in a 19 seasons given Robert Kraft purchased a team.

The series of playoff games a Patriots have seemed in given 1994, a many in a NFL. Green Bay has a second many with 28.

The series of uninterrupted home games that have been sole out, including all playoff and preseason games dating behind to a 1994 deteriorate opener.

The series of games a Patriots have won given Robert Kraft purchased a authorization in 1994. Prior to Kraft’s ownership, a group had won 225 sum games in a whole story from 1960- 93.


The series of wins Bill Belichick needs to pass Chuck Noll for fifth all-time in career wins as a conduct coach. Belichick and Noll are tied for fifth with 209 career wins.

Bill Belichick is a initial manager to lead his group to 4 500-point seasons (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012).

Belichick has been a partial of 8 Super Bowls overall, including 5 as a conduct manager and 3 as an partner coach.

The series of 11-win seasons by Bill Belichick, tied with Tom Landry for second to Don Shula’s 13.