The Pats are coming off their best win of the season, a 30-23 victory over the Falcons in Atlanta, while the Bengals are looking for a W after losing to the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.
Here is what to watch for as the Pats look to improve to 5-0 in Cincinnati.
Aqib vs. A.J.
The Patriots haven’t allowed a wide receiver score since Stevie Johnson found the end zone in the third quarter of Week 1, but that could change against the Bengals.
A.J. Green comes into Week 5 with 26 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns, though most of that damage was done with a nine catch, 162-yard, two-touchdown day in Week 1. But the decline in production hasn’t stopped Andy Dalton throwing Green’s way, as he leads the NFL with 51 targets.
Dalton can throw to Green all he wants, but Aqib Talib is going to do his best to make it a long day for that duo. Talib is shutting down receivers so well this year, he’ll probably become a US Senator in the off-season "
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