New England Patriots 4 Downs Preview: Week 15 @ Cincinnati Bengals

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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After losing their first home game since 2017, it is ‘on to Cincinnati’ as the New England Patriots go on the road to square off against the Bengals.

New England enters this game on a two-game losing streak and hopes to get back on the winning side of things as they take on the Bengals. The Patriots come into this game at 10-3 and are still in second place in the AFC and first place in the AFC East. Cincinnati, on the other hand, are last in the AFC, AFC North, and the NFL overall with a 1-12 record; their first win in 2019 came a few weeks ago.

The New England Patriots have had a rough season so far despite having a 10-3 record. Whether it’s their offensive woes, the drama surrounding Tom Brady’s future, injuries to key players, or other off-the-field issues, there has been plenty for the media to write about this team in 2019.

Nonetheless, the New England Patriots’ regular season is nearing the end, and the playoffs will be here before you know it. They still have three games left in the season, including this one against the Bengals.

After finishing a difficult five-game stretch in which they went 2-3, this is the perfect game to rebound from the little slump they’re in. New England can beat up on a team that is 1-12 with no hope for a successful season.

How can they do that? Well, here are four key areas – or 4 Downs – that will help put the New England Patriots back on the winning side of things.