What To Watch For When Patriots And Tom Brady Host Cincinnati BengalsAll the eyes will, naturally, be drawn to Brady, but there's a whole football game that needs to be played too. Here's what to watch for when these two teams take the field on Sunday.
Team Grades: Bengals Late Meltdown Hands Game To Steelers 18-16The Cincinnati Bengals entered Wild Card weekend confident that they could get coach Marvin Lewis his first playoff win. Instead, Cincinnati squandered away a golden opportunity with an ill-timed fumble and inexcusable penalties, which enabled the Pittsburgh Steelers to steal a playoff win, 18-16, at Paul Brown Stadium.
Injury Report: Green's Status Key To Bengals' Chances On Sunday Against ColtsArguably the Cincinnati Bengals' best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday's playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn't practice on Friday and hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can't go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
Colts Haven't Forgotten Last Meeting With BengalsThe Indianapolis Colts haven't forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Brian Hoyer, Jeremy Hill And A.J. GreenAt the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.
Bill Belichick Compares Sammy Watkins To Larry FitzgeraldBill Belichick had some high praise for Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins on Wednesday.
What To Watch For: Can Yet Another Offensive Line Combination Actually Protect Brady?Unfortunately for New England, the Bengals are good -- real good -- and will present the toughest test of the year thus far. Here's what to watch for
Jones: Patriots Need To Let Revis Be Revis Against A.J. GreenWill the Patriots let Darrelle Revis shadow A.J. Green Sunday night? Jones says they should, but is not confident they will.
Man-To-Man Or Zone? Doesn't Matter To Revis As Long As Patriots WinDarrelle Revis doesn't care where he lines up on defense, but wouldn't have a problem going to Bill Belichick if he wanted to shadow a receiver.
Patriots Opponent Profile: Undefeated Bengals Present Tall Task For New EnglandIn New England's previous home game the Patriots barely defeated a bad Oakland team, so the prospect of playing an excellent Cincinnati team is a scary one.
Rich Keefe's Fantasy Brief: With Charles Out, Jump On Knile DavisKeefe discusses all the injuries that occurred in Week 2 and potential replacement options.
5 Toughest Games For Patriots In 2014A look at the toughest matchups for the Patriots on their 2014 schedule.