Tom Brady is back, and that spells doom for the rest of the NFL. Unfortunately for the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that is just 2-3 in the 2016 NFL season, they will have to take on the New England Patriots in Week 6.
Brady did wonders in his first game of the season as he dropped 406 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, the Bengals are coming off of a loss against the Dallas Cowboys. In the Bengals’ defense, the Cowboys are on a serious roll, and Cincinnati had to play that contest on the road.
Thanks to a 4-1 start, New England finds itself ranked No. 2 in ESPN’s power rankings. While the Bengals do already have three losses on the year in just five games, they still find themselves ranked No. 8 in ESPN’s power rankings. Clearly, they still have the talent to do some damage.
With that in mind, if the Bengals drop yet another game, which is looking more and more likely since they will have to travel on the road yet again, they will fall to 2-4 on the season, which doesn’t exactly scream playoff contender.
Before Week 6 and all of the madness gets underway, let’s drop some bold predictions for Cincinnati vs. New England.
Brady Is Good For Four Total Touchdowns
Tom Brady might be 39-years-old, but he still has a lot left in the tank. Remember, he threw for more than 400 yards last contest, which was his first contest of the 2016 season. While he might not reach the 400-yard mark again in Week 6 (who knows, maybe he will?), he will still make it rain early and often with four total touchdowns.
When Brady is on his game, which he was in Week 5, the Patriots are essentially unstoppable. Unfortunately for Cincinnati, that will be the case in Week 6.
A.J. Green Keeps Fantasy Football Owners Happy With 100-Yard Game
The Bengals might be struggling this season, but A.J. Green has still put up some very impressive stats. For starters, his 518 receiving yards is good enough for second-best in the NFL. Marvin Jones is only one yard ahead of him in that category.
While Green might not drop 173 receiving yards like he did against the Miami Dolphins, he will still have a 100-yard game — and possibly a touchdown — which should keep fantasy owners happy.
While Cincinnati isn’t having its best season in recent memory by any means, it’s important to note that Andy Dalton is still racking up the passing yards. After all, Dalton is second in the NFL with 1,503 passing yards. Surprisingly, he only has five touchdowns.
New England Proves To Be Unstoppable, Wins By Two Scores
Not only is Brady back (you might have heard), but the Patriots are also pretty solid on the defensive side of the ball. Here’s the proof: New England is only allowing 14.8 points per game. In comparison, the Bengals are giving up 22 points per contest.
If Cincinnati plans on making the playoffs yet again, it needs to start racking up the wins. Unfortunately, the Pats appear to be Super Bowl contenders, they get this game at home, and New England is the clear-cut favorite entering this battle.
Just to give Cincinnati fans some hope, it’s important to note that the Patriots are not unstoppable at home as their lone loss came against the Buffalo Bills (in shutout fashion) at Gillette Stadium. Of course, New England had a third-string quarterback playing in that game. That is no longer the case.
Whether it is nine points, 14 points, 16 points, or anything in between, the Patriots will win by two scores in Week 6. If the Bengals go down for the second week in a row, their playoff chances will take yet another hit, even though the season is still relatively young.
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