The 4-0 Patriots, complete with future Hall of Fame figures in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, will be taking their show to Cincinnati on Sunday. This huge game pits the enigmatic 2-2 Bengals squad in one of their biggest match-ups at Paul Brown Stadium in recent memory. When they clash, it will be in front of a sellout crowd.
We announce that this Sunday's game against New England at PBS is a sellout and will be televised locally on @Local12. #Bengals— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 1, 2013
Given the state of both teams and the importance of the game, it would have been hard to believe that they couldn't muster a sellout. It's the third in as many games at PBS this year, which marks a contrast from others in recent history, though the three teams that the Bengals have hosted in those three games are some of the NFL's most popular franchises (Steelers, Packers, Patriots).