The AFC North side have won two of their first four games of the season, losing twice by four points or less.
The Patriots head coach told reporters: "I think they're pretty good. They lost a very close game to Chicago in the opener and they certainly could have won last week against Cleveland. It wouldn't have taken too much.
"I think this is a team that's a couple plays away from being 4-0. I think they're going to win their share of games this year, we just hope it's not this week. I think they're a good team and I think they've played well.
"They could easily be 4-0. Take two or three plays a little bit different than what they were and you'd be looking at a 4-0 team, which is the way we look at it."
The Patriots are unbeaten so far this season.