Welcome to Cincinnati for Patriots-Bengals!

Welcome to Cincinnati for Patriots-Bengals!
October 6, 2013, 11:00 am
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CINCINNATI, OH -- The Bengals may have home field advantage over the Patriots this weekend, but both teams will have to battle the elements. A steady rain is falling two hours before kickoff and the forecast calls for the weather to get worse before it gets better. Thunderstorms are expected to hit Cincinnati around noon. A 13-14 mile per hour wind is already buffeting the flags that sit atop the field goal posts.

Ball security could be an issue. 

Several Patriots and a few Bengals players have appeared for warmups New England's specialists, Stephen Gostkowski, Ryan Allen, and Danny Aiken were out especially early to get a better idea of the field conditions. Tommy Kelly, hood up over his head, also came out for a jog.

"I hope it stays like this all day," the defensive lineman told CSN's Mike Giardi.

Cincinnati would hop above .500 with a win. The Patriots look to remain perfect through five games. This weekend is New England's second of three on the road this month.