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Tom Brady says Patriots had “too many silly execution errors”

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The Patriots were held without a touchdown by the Bengals on Sunday, bringing an end to their four-game winning streak to start the season and quarterback Tom Brady’s 52-game streak with a touchdown pass.

Brady didn’t want to talk about the streak ending after the game, saying that the loss was the only thing that mattered. When asked about the reasons for the loss, Brady credited the Bengals defense and lamented letting the defense down on a day when they allowed only 13 points.

“They have been playing great all year. You can’t expect to kick two field goals and win many games in the NFL,” Brady said. “We can do a better job than that and we are going to have to if we want to win these games. We had too many silly execution errors and mental mistakes today. It is hard to drive the ball down the field if you keep making those mistakes.”

There were problems across the board for the Patriots on Sunday. They struggled to protect Brady, couldn’t punch the ball in from the goal-line in the second half and there weren’t many signs of the improvement we saw in the last couple of games for the Patriots passing game. The play of the defense was a good sign, especially without Vince Wilfork, but the search for consistency continues on the other side of the ball.

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  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 6, 2013 7:03 PM

    Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the patriots.

    CHOW-DAH ! ! !

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 6, 2013 7:03 PM

    Cincinnati didn’t even have their #1 cornerback Leon Hall for the game.

  3. bonniebengal says: Oct 6, 2013 7:05 PM

    Andy didn’t destroy them. The Bengals D did. Andy is the lucky beneficiary of a good defense.

  4. cgsuddeath says: Oct 6, 2013 7:07 PM

    Wahhhh!!It’s about time NE plays someone good and see what happens.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 6, 2013 7:08 PM

    I agree with Tom Brady and think the Head Coach needs to be held accountable to holding team accountable to higher standards. But he’s not going to be in tune with that.

  6. marcuswelby1 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:11 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Oct 6, 2013 7:03 PM
    Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the patriots.

    CHOW-DAH ! ! !

    —————————————————

    Destroyed? Ah I think the final score was 13-6

  7. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 6, 2013 7:12 PM

    Andy Dalton was 11 – 15 in the 2nd half.

    He made all the important throws when they were needed.

  8. ajsjr40 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:13 PM

    Now that the Pats have lost would Gronk please return. That was ugly offense on all fronts today. Coaching, blocking, running, throwing and catching were all terrible.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:29 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:

    Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the patriots.
    __________________

    Last time I said the Pats destroyed someone I think the score was something like 52–0.

    13-6 is not anything approaching destroyed. Credit to your defense but one bad game from the Pats does not a season make for the Bengals. Who haven’t ever won a playoff game under Marvin Lewis.

  10. Navy Teacher says: Oct 6, 2013 7:30 PM

    It was the first loss of the season. I am more concerned with the health of Tommy Kelly. The defense gave up 160+ yards rushing to the Bungles. Losing Vince was huge, losing Tommy would be devastating. Next week is a tough matchup. I’m still happy with a 4-1 start with all the new faces on offense.

  11. flash1283 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:43 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Oct 6, 2013 7:03 PM
    Cincinnati didn’t even have their #1 cornerback Leon Hall for the game.


    And NE didn’t have their #1 TE and NE didn’t have their #1 HB.
    Blah blah blah…..

  12. bengalskuta82 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:44 PM

    Navy Teacher

    You said Bungles??
    Hahaha, you’re team lost. My team won. You obviously are living in the 90’s. Hey let me be the first one to give you the news, It’s 2013!!
    Bengals are gonna punch your team in the mouth again when January rolls around

  13. idothis2 says: Oct 6, 2013 7:46 PM

    harrisonhits2. One bad game from the Pats? guess you havent been watching how woeful the Pats have been all year except against the Bucs. they were the luckiest 4-0 team this year

  14. bengalguy says: Oct 6, 2013 7:49 PM

    Hey Navy Teacher, here’s some easy math for you!
    Bengals 53 man roster > Patriots 53 man roster. There, simple!!!!!

  15. t8ertot says: Oct 6, 2013 7:57 PM

    Give the bengals defense credit, golden boy

  16. Navy Teacher says: Oct 6, 2013 7:59 PM

    OK, Bengals fans, how many playoff wins have you had in the past 20 years? Don’t bother looking, the answer is zero. I feel for you guys, I really do. You have one of the worst owners in all of professional sports. I like Marvin Lewis and they have a very young and talented team but until they win in the playoffs I will refer to them as the Bungles.

  17. benjiradio says: Oct 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    Hey Bengals, if that was “destroyed” than we’re gonna need a much harsher word to explain what the Browns just did to you last week.

  18. cliffclavicle says: Oct 6, 2013 8:04 PM

    Golden Boy and that collection of garbage they gave him to work with have been p***-poor so far this season. BB doesn’t look like such a genius today, does he? Reality: with that offense NE will get the snot kicked out of them as soon as they play anyone good.

  19. patssox says: Oct 6, 2013 8:08 PM

    The Bengals (3-2) had a fairly pedestrian, read: crappy, day against the (4-1) Patriots.

    Though the Bengals are better than they were last year, it might be too early for chest thumping from Bengals fans.

    Let’s see your team actually mean something to the NFL over a prolonged period of time – let’s say…6 games – and then return with your enthusiasm.

    As for now, me thinks thou dost celebrate too much.

  20. canadianpatriotsfan says: Oct 6, 2013 8:20 PM

    Love all these Bengals fans gloating over a mediocre victory. One question, didn’t your team just lose to the Browns by more points than the Patriots just lost to you?

    Yeah… thought so…

  21. vegasbearfan says: Oct 6, 2013 8:24 PM

    Patriots won’t even make the playoffs this year- best days are behind them..

  22. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Oct 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    Keep hating on the Bengals, it’s ok. We play better when we’re under fire. See the Cleveland game. We go in expecting to walk over them and lay an egg. Don’t expect to see that happen again this season.

    Those of you bringing up past success/failure just look like Stiller fans bragging on their 6 rings while they continue on their path to 0-16. It’s sad. The year is 2013 and it belongs to Cincinnati.

  23. rodh32340 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    Come on Tom, you play with a bunch of rookies that aren’t on the same page and you lost to a good Bengal team! You still will win the AFC East, so cheer up! You make 20 mil and you’re married to Gisele…things could be worse.

  24. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    bengalguy says:
    Oct 6, 2013 7:49 PM
    Hey Navy Teacher, here’s some easy math for you!
    Bengals 53 man roster > Patriots 53 man roster. There, simple!!!!!
    ————————————————–

    Remedial reading; 3 most important things in the NFL, ownership,coach, QB.

    Pats: one of NFL’s best owners. Bengals: the worst.

    Pats: best coach in the league. Bengals: average. Should have done more with the talent he’s had over the yrs. Would have gotten fired if Brown wasn’t so cheap.

    Pats: still a top 5 QB, no skill players to work with, yet.

    Bengals: fair to midlin game mgr.

    Enjoy the moment, Bengals. Players earned it. We’ll see. You want to meet the Pats in Jan, hoping to finally win a playoff gm? Be careful what you wish for.

    As far as rosters go, Pats have way more Pro Bowlers than Cincy.

  25. keltictim says: Oct 6, 2013 8:28 PM

    Ok so did anyone really expect us to finish 16-0 again? I didn’t.

  26. bengalguy says: Oct 6, 2013 8:41 PM

    Murph……thats exactly what i’m doin’! Thanks for hammering home my point! Chump

  27. cajuntigerman01 says: Oct 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    Hey Tom,
    Guess who’s coming to dinner next sunday!!

    Do you feel that Brees?

  28. bengalguy says: Oct 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    And Murph, i’ll bet ANYTHING Cincy will have more Pro-bowlers than you! You have Tom & maybe Talib. No Gronk & no Wilfork. Bengals will have Green, Hall & Geno! suck on that!

  29. t8ertot says: Oct 6, 2013 9:25 PM

    And I’m sure all the patriot fans penciled in an automatic w against the bengals. News flash: your team lost and no one cares about the past. Just like the steelers, your best days are behind you

  30. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 9:27 PM

    Yeah, and I’m sure you’ll bet the Bengals will finally win a playoff game, and you’ll bet they’ll have some Pro Bowlers, and you’ll bet they’ll win the SBowl. Some teams have dreams to cling to, others have the hardware to prove it. I know it’s nice to get out of the cellar for awhile in a mediocre division. Cling to your hopes, maybe you won’t be disappointed again.

    By the way, Mayo, who was a monster today, and Mankins will make it as usual. I guess Gronk, Wilfork and maybe Slater won’t make it due to injury. Gostkowski might. Sure you know Hall
    didn’t play again, right, Mr Football?

  31. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 9:33 PM

    t8tertot: you understand the Pats were in the SBowl and the AFC Championship game the last 2 yrs, right? Maybe you missed it, and just bailed early, like Reds fans had to do. And, they’re 4-1, in 1rst place, tied for the best record in FB. Wow, really going downhill. Obviously talking to fans not used to winning, although 3-2 is barely winning.

  32. 4thqtrsaint says: Oct 6, 2013 9:34 PM

    I hate that Brady didn’t beat Brees’ record. I know the media would love him to have it.

  33. t8ertot says: Oct 6, 2013 9:37 PM

    “I know it’s nice to get out of the cellar for awhile in a mediocre division”

    Mediocre division? Haven’t the Patriots been the beneficiary of the worst division in football? Last time I checked the AFC North has sent at least 2 teams to the playoffs almost every year

  34. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 9:40 PM

    Not this yr. 9-7 may win that division(AFC North).

  35. t8ertot says: Oct 6, 2013 9:50 PM

    Bills lost to Browns
    Dolphins lost to Ravens
    Patriots lost to Bengals

    Yeah, mediocre division

  36. patssox says: Oct 6, 2013 9:55 PM

    Is it not the tell-tale sign of a mediocre team that their fans chest thump after one win against a fairly depleted, not really all that good of a team full of injuries and rookies and only win by 13-6?

    Any great protestations of great things to come look even more silly in light of these facts.

    Stop embarrassing yourselves among fans of actual winning teams. You don’t distress us, be assured. You only embarrass yourselves.

    : /

  37. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 10:01 PM

    Browns lost to the Dolphins
    Ravens lost to the Bills
    We need not get into the Steelers

    Please child, try to put up a good fight.

  38. beerndrums says: Oct 6, 2013 10:10 PM

    I love how the cheaters lose and they respond by saying ….”yeah but we were 16-0 after we got caught”
    lmao

  39. t8ertot says: Oct 6, 2013 10:11 PM

    Just having some fun. Seriously, good game. Honestly I’m jealous the patriots have had so much success. I hope my bengals will get there one day

  40. whodeybacker says: Oct 6, 2013 10:16 PM

    Patsox, its obvious you are an intelligent guy. But calling your team “really not that good” when you have an HOF QB is condescending. Your O Line let him get hit. ALOT. Which normally doesnt make him play well. Need a history lesson on that matter?

  41. tedmurph says: Oct 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    It was a great game to watch, and the Bengals deserved to win. Good luck, knock off the competition and hope to see you all in January.

  42. getweird4u says: Oct 7, 2013 12:16 AM

    tedmurph says:Oct 6, 2013 8:25 PM

    Remedial reading; 3 most important things in the NFL, ownership,coach, QB.

    Pats: one of NFL’s best owners. Bengals: the worst.

    Pats: best coach in the league. Bengals: average. Should have done more with the talent he’s had over the yrs. Would have gotten fired if Brown wasn’t so cheap.

    Pats: still a top 5 QB, no skill players to work with, yet.

    Bengals: fair to midlin game mgr.

    Enjoy the moment, Bengals. Players earned it. We’ll see. You want to meet the Pats in Jan, hoping to finally win a playoff gm? Be careful what you wish for.

    As far as rosters go, Pats have way more Pro Bowlers than Cincy.

    Wow where do I start, well first off I highly respect the Pats and you have a great ownership group but if you can FORGET about the past and not live in it look at what Duke Tobin, (Really the GM of this team , but our strange and creepy owner will never give him the title, or pay of course…)Contrary to popular belief has the greatest input as far as the draft goes has been outstanding! It is why your flawed equation is so. You have forgotten the lions share of your problem. The other 52 guys on the team!!! Dalton, Gresham,Atkins, Whitworth,Hall,Michael Johnson, A. Smith, Gio and Eiffert, then guys that no one wanted the high value low risk gems in FA like Vontez Burfict and Wallace Gilberry, Reggie Nelson. Enjoy your slow decent with one of the greatest QB’s of all time clearly on the back 9 of his illustrious career. BB seems to be burnt out to me and it is going to show against teams with very good Defenses. The Bengals are not ready as we are still a True franchise QB. Unless Andy can really grow as a evaluator of coverages. Much Respect for the good ol days pats fans but I wouldn’t look for anymore titles from him. As long as he has to face someone with a great D-line it has always been Toms Kryptonite.

  43. fearthehoody says: Oct 7, 2013 12:50 AM

    Haters say the dynasty is done. Haters say the Pats are terrible. Yet when the Pats lose, its like the other teams fans won a Super Bowl! Long Live the NE Dynasty!!!!

  44. footballfan58 says: Oct 7, 2013 6:57 AM

    First of all, congratulations to the Bengals for a win against the Patriots.

    Second, I’ve never seen such a worse bunch of winners.

    My congratulations go to the team and their decent fans. The rest of you hysterical basement dwellers need a lesson in how to win with class.

    Signed: A Patriot’s fan.

  45. chlstn says: Oct 7, 2013 7:47 AM

    The NYC TV market blacked out the CBS AFC game so we got to watch the pathetic Giants lose for the 5th time. The Pats Bengals game must have been pretty sad. Congrats Cincinnati we’ll compare records in January.

  46. iamapatsfan says: Oct 7, 2013 8:14 AM

    To all the Pats fans with their backs up because Bengal fans are crowing that they won:

    They are simply doing that because the Pats have been so good for so long that when we are beat, the other team feels they accomplished something awesome. Take it as a compliment.

    As for all the Bengal fans, solid win. Not great, but your D was ridiculous good last night. If your Offense can put more than 13 points on the board, you’ll be a playoff contender for sure.

    As for the game itself, the Pats played horrible on Offense. Mostly because of the Bengals front 4, but Brady and the WR looked totally out of sync. And Brady is definitely not passing with his usual pinpoint accuracy lately. A lot more missed throws than normal. Not all of those are dropped catches, that’s for sure.

    In the end. Of this Falcons, Bengals, Saints stretch, I was kind of figuring 1-2, but kind of hoping we could sneak one past the Bengals, but their D beat that out of me. However, with our D playing like they have, maybe we will be able to win a close one at home against the Saints. Maybe.

  47. theroc5156 says: Oct 7, 2013 8:25 AM

    The Bengals defensive line destroyed the Pats offensive line. Other than that, it was a pretty even game. Take away one bad, WTF?? throw by Dalton, and this game could have been a lot worse. I give the Pats credit though, their defense is very good. Jerod Mayo was terrific yesterday as was Aqib Talib (even though he’s a douche). They’ll be in the playoffs easily and Brady will have Gronkowski back.

    That’s the beauty of the NFL, no team is out of it. The Pats were at the Bengals 30 when Brady threw that pick that ended the game. Plus, he was playing in a downpour during that last drive. I’m a Bengals fan, but I’m not afraid to admit we may have gotten a tad lucky when the rains came.

    As for my fellow Bengal fans thumping their chests, please, be excited about beating the Patriots (finally), but don’t compare the two organizations. Remember, we have Mike Brown.

  48. atxpatfan says: Oct 7, 2013 9:33 AM

    Wow – so many Bengals fans crowing about a pretty mediocre win. I’d say “act like you’ve been there before” but in the Bengals case…you never have so I guess it’s understandable.

    Both D’s played great…the Bengals offense was mediocre and the Pats offense was bad with an assist from mother nature.

    I have no doubt the Pats will fix their offense but will the Bengals?

    Congrats on winning you regular season Superbowl.

  49. rushmatic says: Oct 7, 2013 11:49 AM

    Andy Dalton DESTROYED tom brady and the patriots.

    CHOW-DAH ! ! !

    ____________

    Andy Dalton the Destroyer, wearer of rubber rings, pillager of 16 whole points against a Patriots team who looked like it’s collective shoelaces were tied together on offense.

  50. CKL says: Oct 7, 2013 12:25 PM

    First of all, congrats to the Bengals. What a nasty defense. Truly as a fan of defense, I enjoy watching them, just not against my team!

    I wonder how weird it is for the Pats defense to know they are carrying the team while the offense screws up over and over? It’s been awhile since that was the case. The one good thing I took from that game as a Pats fan is that they managed to keep AJ Green down to a dull roar.

  51. junglerat524 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:06 PM

    Love reading all the Pats fans acting like Steeler fans. Today isn’t yesterday. This year isn’t last year. Live in today. Live in the moment. Never look back.

  52. flash1283 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:09 PM

    junglerat524 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:06 PM

    Love reading all the Pats fans acting like Steeler fans. Today isn’t yesterday. This year isn’t last year. Live in today. Live in the moment. Never look back.

    Okay, TODAY the Patriots are 4-1 and all alone in first place.

    With Gronk still to return, but that’s not “TODAY” it will be this Sunday. Oh my bad, was I living in the future?

  53. robertocfg says: Oct 7, 2013 3:52 PM

    I love it how Bengals fans are just fascinated by their 13-point outing. Yes, you played exceptionally good defense, I give it to you. But seriously? Dominating? I know some Patriots fans are just unknowledgeable (to put it nicely), but seriously, not even the greatest badwagon fan would beat his chest after a victory like this. Then again, the phrase “act like you’ve been there”is directed at those -like the Bengals fans- who have not been there before. It took a truly crappy Patritos outing for the Bungles to win by 7 points with a pedestrian 341 net yards. I guess we have completely different standards of what to expect from our teams each week.

    But hey, enjoy you week 5 Super Bowl victory that took you to a 3-2 record and helped you stay on 3rd place in the AFC North, behind the Brownies and a mediocre Ravens team.

  54. mzew233 says: Oct 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    This is what happens EVERY year. Pats drop 2-3 games and its the SB for the other team.

  55. coachbeck says: Oct 8, 2013 2:10 AM

    Jeebus sore losers. Good game all the way around (bengals fan here)

    How on earth can they not find a decent wr for brady to throw to? And are the pats mandated by some hiring law in mass. To hire every pale faced wr in the nfl? (If that offends anyone, please have a word with yourself)

    Amandola just looked bad

  56. brazzz01 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:22 PM

    The play of the defense was a good sign, especially without Vince Wilfork, but the search for consistency continues on the other side of the ball.
    ———

    The run defense wasn’t all that. They allowed an awful lot of 4-5 yard runs. They missed Wilfork a lot.

    Sunday night we’ll have a better idea how good that Patriots defense really is. Let’s see how they handle Thomas and Sproles out of the backfield.

  57. brazzz01 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:38 PM

    2011 AFC Championship Game
    Brady: 22-36 239 YDS, ***0 TDS***

    So no Brady did NOT have a 52 game TD streak. It was 23 games, starting with Super Bowl 46.

    So can we stop with this nonsense? If it was a REAL 52 game streak it would include playoffs. And THAT would be impressive. This – not so much.

    Who cares about “regular season” streaks? It’s like a team that goes 16-0 and then one and done, and then start 10-0 the following year. But hey they have a TWENTY SIX GAME WINNING STREAK! YAY!1!1! AWSUM!1!1

    Yawn.

    NFL should stop trying to be like MLB with all their ridiculous stats….

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