Patriots at Bengals8:30, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati.
Line: Patriots by 71/2.
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