Brady has big day in homecoming, Patriots beat Bengals
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. >> Tom Brady had a smooth regular-season home debut.
Playing his first game in Foxborough since the end of his “Deflategate” suspension, Brady had three touchdown passes and went over 5,000 completions for his career , and the Patriots beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35-17 on Sunday.
Brady finished 29 for 35 for 376 yards. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven receptions for a careerhigh 162 yards and a touchdown.
“I think I know how to get to that place where I need to be,” Brady said. “You only have so much energy, and at some point you gotta cut it loose when the moment’s right.”
Cincinnati dropped to 2-4 for the first time since 2010, when it finished 4-12 — its worst season under coach Marvin Lewis.