This one is on the offense.
The Patriots’ offense struggled to score against Cincinnati on Sunday, and in fact, failed to score a touchdown and just managed two field goals for the game.
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran joined PostGame live to dissect an uncharacteristic performance by the Patriots offense.
“[Cincinnati] took [Julian] Edelman away initially,” Curran said. “Their pass rush was such that it really limited Tom Brady, in terms of being able to stand back there and let things develop. Danny Amendola tried to gut it out, he had a couple of drops, which were uncharacteristic. Overall, this is a kind of game on the road against a good team that came off a loss, you are going to have to play really well. The Patriots didn’t play well enough, even though Cincy tried to bail them out at the end.”
On the first two drives of the game, Tom Brady was sacked rather easily, and it seemed to affect him for the rest of the game.
“Early in the game, the pressure, the breakdowns – I think both came off of [Nate] Solder early – got his feet going a little bit, he got a little bit happy in the pocket,” Giardi said.