Patriots vs. Bengals Bold Prediction: Three Gronk spikes
Slowly but surely, Rob Gronkowski is gaining strength. He was sidelined the first two weeks, used as a decoy the next two and took the training wheels off in Week 5. Like a brewing volcano, Gronkowski has been increasing in power, and he is going to blow against the Bengals on Sunday.
It’s gotten to the point where defenses really have to plan for Martellus Bennett when they face this offense, as Bennett leads the Patriots in receiving yards and touchdowns. Gronk will explode in Week 5 as a result of increased one-on-one matchups thanks to the respect Bennett is commanding these days.
Gronkowski will be held without a catch in the first quarter, but he will more than make up for that silence by spiking in the second, third and fourth acts. It will be a beautiful sight for Patriots fans that have waited the better part of nine months for such an occasion.
Be sure to stop by Musket Fire tomorrow as we host a Patriots Roundtable discussion among four of the staff. You won’t want to miss it.