For the New England Patriots, Week 4 of the regular season is already in the books — the team defeated the Buffalo Bills on the road with a final score of 16-10 to improve to 4-0 on the year. Tonight’s primetime game is therefore a relaxing affair, and a chance to scout a team that is on New England’s schedule later this year. So what does this mean for the club? And who should Patriots fans root for? Let’s find out:
Cincinnati Bengals (0-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3)
When: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA
Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)
Patriots rooting guide: Go Steelers? The Patriots have already beaten Pittsburgh earlier this year, while the Bengals will host New England in December. Tonight’s game will therefore not impact the team’s strength of schedule tiebreaker, but it could — at least for the time being — improve its strength of victory in case Pittsburgh wins. The Steelers winning would also have another effect: it would hurt the team’s chances of getting the first overall draft pick next spring. But to be honest, you should probably just root for an entertaining, injury-free game.