Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots Free NFL Picks & Week 5 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/1/2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM on NBC
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough
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On Sunday night, the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) will be looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2005 when they face the New England Patriots (2-2).
Two weeks ago, the Bengals outscored the Tennessee Titans 19-0 in the first half and rolled to a 33-7 home win. The Bengals won despite only having 300 yards of offense in that game, but their defense did well to hold the Titans to just 177 passing yards.
The Bengals are 11th in the NFL in passing right now having thrown for 262.3 yards per game through their first three games. Quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 722 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Second-year running back Giovani Bernard has rushed for 185 yards through three games with three touchdowns.
On Monday night, the Patriots weren't able to score any points in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs and ended up getting blown out by the score of 41-14. New England only rushed for 75 yards in that loss and their defense gave up 443 total yards.
The Patriots currently have the number one defense against the pass after giving up just 185.5 passing yards per game through four games. Quarterback Tom Brady has only thrown for 185 yards per game this season with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Julian Edelman has caught 26 passes for 283 yards and one score.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
Cincinnati Bengals are 3-0-0 Against the Spread
Cincinnati Bengals are 0-3-0 against the Over/Under
New England Patriots Betting Trends
New England Patriots are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
New England Patriots are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/28/14 DT Brandon Thompson Knee "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/28/14 DT Kevin Zeitler Calf "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/28/14 LB Sean Porter Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/28/14 LB Vontaze Burfict Stinger "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/23/14 TE Alex Smith Bicep IR
09/10/14 TE Tyler Eifert Elbow IR - designated return
09/04/14 WR Marvin Jones Foot out indefinitely
09/04/14 RB Rex Burkhead Knee out indefinitely
New England Patriots
09/29/14 WR Aaron Dobson Foot "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/29/14 CB Alfonzo Dennard Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/27/14 DT Sealver Siliga Foot IR - designated return
09/23/14 LB Cameron Gordon Undisclosed IR
09/23/14 LB James Morris Undisclosed IR
09/04/14 CB Brandon Browner Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4 of regular season
09/04/14 WR Greg Orton Achilles IR
09/04/14 RB Tyler Gaffney Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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