"Sep 25, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates the touchdown scored by running back Jeremy Hill (32) against the Denver Broncos in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports"
For the first time since last season, QB Tom Brady will make his season debut at home, as the New England Patriots (4-1) look to continue their winning ways against the struggling Cincinnati Bengals (2-3).
WR Brandon LaFell will also make his first appearance at Gillette Stadium for the first time since last season, however, he will be in a different jersey. The Patriots released him last offseason after a disappointing 2015 campaign had him plagued by a nagging foot injury.
Despite their post season struggles, the Bengals have been one of the more consistent winning teams during the regular season as they have improved their record after each season.
Let’s dive into some quick stats:
- Bengals record the past 5 seasons:
- 2011: 9-7 (WC)
- 2012: 10-6 (WC)
- 2013: 11-5 (3rd Seed)
- 2014: 10-5-1 (WC)
- 2015: 12-4 (3rd Seed)
- Patriots all the record vs. the Bengals: 15-9 (Patriots)
- Brady vs. the Bengals (Career):
- 124-192 (64%), 1426 YDs, 12TDs 3INTs 102.6 RTG (W/L: 5-1)
- In Brady’s five victories against the Bengals, the Patriots have averaged 33.5 PPG
- Through 5 games (Bengals offense)
- Points per Game: 18.4 (25th)
- Redzone offense: 40.0% (30th)
- Third Down Conversion: 30.3% (30th)
- Yards Per Game: 366.4 (10th)
- Turnovers: 5 (9th)
- Through 5 games (Bengals defense)
- Points Per Game: 22.0 (16th)
- Redzone Defense: 64.3% (25th)
- Third Down Conversion: 38.3% (15th)
- Yards Per Game: 338.6 (11th)
- Turnovers: 7 (14th)