- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

CINCINNATI (2-3) at NEW ENGLAND (4-1)

Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 1-3-1, New England 4-1

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 15-9

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Bengals 43-17, Oct. 5, 2014

LAST WEEK - Bengals lost to Cowboys 28-14; Patriots beat Browns 33-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 16, Patriots No. 2

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (26), PASS (5).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (19), PASS (11).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (4), PASS (14).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (9), PASS (18).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Bengals’ only win over Patriots under Marvin Lewis was 13-6 in Cincinnati on Oct. 6, 2013. … Patriots QB Tom Brady makes regular-season home debut following his four-game “Deflategate” suspension. Brady had streak of 52 straight games with at least one TD pass ended in 2013 loss to Bengals. … Patriots own 9-2 record at home against Cincinnati, including 3-0 at Gillette Stadium. … Bengals haven’t won in New England since 1986. They have dropped last six games at New England, including 43-17 loss in 2014. … Loss Sunday would leave Bengals 2-4 for first time since 2010, when they finished 4-12 - their worst season under Lewis. It also would match their regular-season loss total from last season, when they tied club record with 12-4 mark. … QB Andy Dalton leads AFC with 1,503 yards passing. He passed for two TDs and had 117.4 rating in 2014 loss at New England. … Including playoffs, RB Jeremy Hill has 10 rushing TDs in past 13 games. … DE Carlos Dunlap has 17 1/2 sacks in past 21 games. . RB LeGarrette Blount is tied for third in NFL with five rushing TDs. . TE Martellus Bennett caught three TD passes in game for first time in career at Cleveland. It was his first game with Brady as QB. … DE Jabaal Sheard has three sacks in past three games. Fantasy Tip: Brady has won five of six starts against Bengals with 12 TDs and 101.2 rating. He’ll be eager to show his stuff before home crowd.

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