As Tom Brady returns to Gillette Stadium for his first home game of the season, the injury bug continues to give some fans an uneasy feeling. The Cincinnati Bengals are tough enough but what about injuries/illness issues with the Pats?

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Gronk has had stomach flu and is expected to play. Jamie Collins has a hip injury and is not expected to play.

The team put LB Jonathan Freeney and TE Greg Scruggs on Injured Reserve and activated DT Anthony Johnson and DE Geneo Grissom from the practice squad.

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TALE OF THE TAPE

2016 REGULAR SEASON NEW ENGLAND CINCINNATI
Record 4-1 2-3
Divisional Standings 1st 3rd
Total Yards Gained 1,886 1,832
Total Offense (Rank) 377.2 (7) 365.4 (10)
Rush Offense 128.0 (4) 83.8 (26)
Pass Offense 249.2 (14) 282.6 (5)
Points Per Game 22.8 (18) 18.4 (24t)
Total Yards Allowed 1,725 1,693
Total Defense (Rank) 345.0 (13) 338.6 (11)
Rush Defense 86.4 (9) 114.0(19)
Pass Defense 258.6 (18) 224.6 (11)
Points Allowed/Game 14.8 (4) 22.0 (16)
Possession Avg. 31:34 30:55
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 9/56 17/90
Sacks Made/Yards 9/56 10/53
Total Touchdowns Scored 13 8
Penalties Against/Yards 32/284 31/233
Punts/Avg. 24/44.6 26/44.7