This was an Important game for the Patriots. After a short week which started on monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs where the Patriots had a bad loss which had a lot people questioning the future of BRady and Belichick. The Patriots had not looked like the Patriots of during that point of the season. With an ever shifting OL after the trade of Logan Mankins the team had struggled on offense. They had trouble in both the running and passsing game. This is the first play against the Bengals, and a play that set the tone of a physical game where Stevan Ridley had 27 carries.