The rain came down the hardest it has in a long time and it screwed things up just enough for New England and when it finally stopped raining, the Bengals became the first team to beat them.
Final score, 13-6 Cincinnati.
It ended QB Tom Brady’s streak of 53 straight NFL games with a touchdown pass. He did not have one today at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton was not much better, he wasn’t able to get that key 1st down on his last series which would have allowed Cincy to run out the clock and instead, gave Brady the ball back with a minute or so left, and he managed to get the Pats to the Bengal red zone, of course he got a lot of help from careless penalties by the Bengals.
Now the Pats finally have a dent in their record. They were 4-0 coming into today, now they are 1-4.
Dalton outpassed Tom Brady (when is the last time you could say that??!) Dalson threw for 212 yards, Brady only had 197. Pats rookie Dany Ammendola returned to the lineup today but didn’t do much, picking up 55 yards.
Both quarterbacks had one interception; Brady’s of course came at the worst time.
Cincinnati’s players were quite fired up for this game, the defense got to Brady to sack him four times.
Pacman (Cincy’s Adam Jones) capped the game with an interception on the one-yard line which came with eight seconds left.
Neither team managed any point in the opening quarter, NE didn’t score in the third quarter either.
The Pats were held out of the end zone for the first time since September of 2009.
NE was missing Rob Gronkowski who is still recovering from multiple surgeries had in the off season, deemed not ready enough to return to play. He didn’t make the trip to Atlanta last weekend either.