Suffering their first loss of the season, many things went wrong for the New England Patriots in a 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
One thing being called into question is the play of Tom Brady, who completed 18-of-38 passes for 197 yards and an interception. Also, Brady did not throw a touchdown for the first time in 53 games.
Michael Felger, Troy Brown, and Mike Flynn broke down Brady’s performance on PostGame Live.
“That is just not the efficiency that we are used to seeing,” Felger said. “He had a quarterback rating of 52.2, that is by anyone’s standards, that is a poor afternoon, by Tom Brady standards that is among his worst.”
Brady was under pressure all game by Cincinnati’s front seven, resulting in four sacks.
“[Brady] wasn’t comfortable in the pocket and that has to do with [Cincinnati’s] front,” Flynn said. “I think going into the game, you realize, you have this clock in your head as a quarterback, I have this rush I need to probably get rid of the ball by my second reed at the latest. The game goes on, they wear on you, you have to get rid of the ball quick, they are putting pressure on you, so maybe you don’t quite get the handle on the ball.”