GAME: New England at Cincinnati
WHEN: Sunday, 4:15 p.m.
BROADCAST: CBS with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. (two weeks of A-team, sweet)
LAST TIME: The last time the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the New England Patriots was September 9th, 2001. The Bengals won that game 23-17 as Corey Dillon ran for 104 yards and a touchdown.
SB Nation: Pats Pulpit
- New England leads the series, 11-8.
- Bill Belichick is 10-3 versus the Bengals as a coach.
- The Bengals have won 4 of the past 5 at home.
Cincinnati is 20-1 (.952) under Marvin Lewis with a +1 turnover ratio.
Bengals offense is tied for 4th in the NFL with a 63.6 touchdown percentage (7-11) inside the 20.
Palmer's 4 touchdown passes tied a career high. Palmer's 55th touchdown in only his 31st game is the 3rd quickest of all-time (Kurt Warner got 55 in 22 games and Dan Marino got 55 in 24).
- If he rushes for two touchdowns Sunday, Rudi Johnson will pass Larry Kinnebrew and James Brooks for third in franchise history.
- In his past games against an AFC team at home, Johnson has 516 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
- In Chad's last game versus New England he caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown; four converted for first down.
Robert Geathers and Justin Smith are the only teammates in the NFL with four sacks each.
Justin Smith has eight sacks in his last 10 games.
- Bengals defense tied for 2nd most interceptions (6).