The Pats started out slow, and here the crowd at Gillette was all hyped up for Brady's home return! The defense made a great goal line stand, forcing the Bengals to turn the ball over on downs with no points. The Pats led at the half, 10-7.
Finally, after more dumb penalties and dopey shenanigans, the Pats began to wake up in the second half with a safety and Gronkian spectacle. He had a 100-yard receiving day (back-to-back games) and Tom threw for 3 TDs. He now has 5,000 career completions and threw for 376 yards. :)
Once again, our kicker missed, this time an extra point. No more Mr. Reliable!
Pats really started to wake up and rolled. The Bengals did their usual meltdown and committed stupid penalties, but Gronk got baited for a taunting penalty. Tsk, tsk! LeGarrette Blount got baited, too, as the Bengals started things and the Patriots were caught retaliating. Gotta be smarter than that!
Lots of Brady signs in the crowd. Brady for President in 2016? I'd vote for him! He's a way better candidate than what we've got.
The Bills and Dolphins won and the Jets play tomorrow night. EDIT: The Jets lost! :)
AFC EAST DIVISION
Next week, on to Pittsburgh at Ketchup Field! :)