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Brady’s emotions, Bengals’ reputation worries Patriots on Sunday

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts as he takes the field for warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

With Tom Brady returning to Foxboro on Sunday, a week after knocking off the rust in the Rust Belt with a 406-yard performance, many believe that Brady will light it up once again against the Bengals.

But there are two caveats that may apply.

First, the Patriots are concerned that Brady’s emotions could get the better of him. Sunday’s game marks the unofficial conclusion of #DeflateGate, with Brady welcomed home to an adoring crowd. If he can process that, relax, and stick to the game plan, he’ll be fine.

Second, the Bengals have a few guys who may relish a chance to take a shot at Brady, clean or otherwise. For a Cincinnati team that desperately needs a win, getting after Brady early and often may be the best (and perhaps only) way to do it.

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12 Responses to “Brady’s emotions, Bengals’ reputation worries Patriots on Sunday”
  1. clintingham says: Oct 16, 2016 12:41 PM

    What defense doesn’t relish a chance to hit a quarterback? “Or otherwise” psh cmon

  2. pastabelly says: Oct 16, 2016 12:51 PM

    Brady won’t be keyed up anymore than he is for Super Bowls and he’s done pretty well in those games. Not concerned.

  3. trailerparkking says: Oct 16, 2016 12:52 PM

    And the rest of the league is worried about the Patriots reputation….. you know, the fact that they’re serial cheaters.

  4. jcsullivan25 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:53 PM

    “First, the Patriots are concerned that Brady’s emotions could get the better of him”

    What exactly does “the Patriots” mean? Do you have a source for this? If so, you didn’t say “according to sources…,” you just issued a blanket statement based on nothing. The man is 39 and has played in 6 Super Bowls. I’m not worried about his emotions.

  5. patsfan1820 says: Oct 16, 2016 12:59 PM

    The Bengals want to hit Tom Brady? Thanks captain obvious.

  6. joetoronto says: Oct 16, 2016 1:00 PM

    Just Bungal baby!

  7. greenlargo says: Oct 16, 2016 1:02 PM

    clintingham says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:41 PM
    What defense doesn’t relish a chance to hit a quarterback? “Or otherwise” psh cmon

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    The Bengals try harder than most. They even prioritize getting the hit over the tackle at times (sometimes to their detriment but still) and also they have a history of targeting key players of an opponent to getbthem out of the game if possible. Willing to eat a penalty or two to get that done. I will skip judging whether that’s dirty or just playing hard football, but either way they do that.

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 16, 2016 1:03 PM

    Brady was a game manager in the first 3 SB wins. He did a little more in the 4th SB win but it was still the defense that won it. People forget Brady threw 2 picks and the Patriots were still able to win. That’s a credit to a really good defense. Also who can forget the Malcom Butler’s interception to seal the win.

  9. greenlargo says: Oct 16, 2016 1:07 PM

    trailerparkking says:
    Oct 16, 2016 12:52 PM
    And the rest of the league is worried about the Patriots reputation….. you know, the fact that they’re serial cheaters.

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    Blah blah blah. Fact: If the Bengals were to have their locker room thouroghly swept by technicians with the agreement the Patriots are assumed guilty and sanctioned if anything gets found in exchange for the refs will be charged to call every single questionable hit either way with guilty players ejected, fined, and suspended….the Patriots would take that deal in a heartbeat. No lie only truth.

  10. fluiddarkness says: Oct 16, 2016 1:13 PM

    Do the world a favor, Bengals: knock them out of the game!

  11. gofor2with3pointlead says: Oct 16, 2016 1:38 PM

    It was Cincinnati that ended Brady’s season?

  12. jackericsson says: Oct 16, 2016 1:44 PM

    Shocking! The Bengals would try to take out a superior teams best offensive players? Has this happened before?

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