Week 6: Cincy.
This week we have the Bengals. You can make the case that they need it more then we do. But it is an important game for both teams. A loss for Cincy, combined with a likely Steeler win over Miami, would be very very bad for the Bengals. A win for Cincy would put them back in the hunt and give them a potentially crucial tiebreaker.
A win for the Pats would possibly knock CIncy out of the playoff hunt. It would keep the Pats a game ahead of Denver, and it would set up a game in Pittsburgh next week (assuming a Steeler win over Miami) that could easily determine the AFC #1 seed come January.
So, it does matter for both teams.
The weather should be warm and sunny with a high of 70 and wind gusts of up to 12 mph.
Key inactives for us are Brandon Bolden, LaAdrain Waddle, and Jamie Collins. In addition, LB Johnathon Freeny was put on IR yesterday, and CB Cyrus Jones is inactive. Given his fumble issues vs the Bills and his composure issues vs the Browns, I wonder if this is a punishment.
Key inactives for Cincy are Tyler Eifert.
"False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.