Tonight's Game

Patriots at Bengals

8:30, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati.

TV: ESPN.

Line: Patriots by 71/2.

Over/under: 531/2

The skinny: The Patriots (3-0) are off to their best start since 2004, when they won their third Super Bowl in four years. Their offense is ranked No. 1 in the league. So is their defense.

"Their intensity is always up," said Willie Anderson, the Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the 1-2 Bengals. "That's one of the things that other teams envy. They're never flat. They always come ready to play. They're always prepared."

- Associated Press