What Twitter’s Saying About Cincinnati Bengals’ Week 5 Matchup

October 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bill Belichick hasn't shied away from showering the Cincinnati Bengals in praise heading into the New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup, but folks on Twitter aren't buying into it. 
New England’s coach was quite generous in his midweek comments, referring to a Bengals offense that put up six measly points last week in Cleveland as “explosive”. He also compared defensive tackle Geno Atkins to Hall of Famer John Randle. “But,” he says, “[Atkins] is more powerful”.
Only Belichick knows his complete intentions for such comments—to be fair, they aren’t completely out of line—but he has made it clear that the 4-0 Patriots will not overlook a Cincinnati team that has struggled with consistency this season.
Vegas oddsmakers also see the potential for the 2-2 Bengals to bite the Patriots Sunday in Cincinnati, opening with the Bengals as one-point favorites in Week 5.
Bettors haven’t had the same faith, tho...

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