" There’s no sugar-coating this one. In a 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday, the New England Patriots put on the most pathetic offensive performance of the Belichick/Brady era. Even so, the Patriots still had a couple of scoring chances to salvage the game in the fourth quarter, but Tom Brady’s touchdown pass streak was eventually snapped at 52 games, two games short of the NFL record recently set by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Coincidentally, the 5-0 Saints are coming to Gillette Stadium next Sunday, so the Patriots will have their work cut out for them in Week Six.
Terence Newman #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Brandon Bolden #38 of the New England Patriots (Credit, John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Offense Grade: F
New England finished with only 248 yards of total offense, and Brady completed only 18-of-38 passes (47.3 %) for 197 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He also looked uncharacteristically erratic with some of his throws, especially in the fourth quarter when a heavy rain began to fall. Brady appears to be losing confidence in his receivers and that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season "
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