Tom Brady’s suspension officially ended 13 days ago. It unofficially ends today, as Brady plays his first home game since serving a four-game suspension for the #DeflateGate debacle.
It will be loud. It will be raucous. It will be profane (if/when anyone mentions the name “Roger Goodell”). And it ultimately will be forgettable for the Bengals.
Brady had 406 passing yards last Sunday against the Browns, even though he admitted to feeling “rusty.” The rust has been knocked off, which could call into question Norm Van Brocklin’s 65-year-old single-game passing record of 545 yards.
Whatever happens, Brady can expect to be embraced zealously by the home fans, and it’s safe to say the Patriots will be scoring more points than they did the last time they played at home, two weeks ago against the Bills.