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The Patriots struggled on offense Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati and the Bengals dealt them their first loss of the season.
The Pats couldn’t find the end zone in the 13-6 loss and now find themselves 4-1 on the season as they prepare to host the 5-0 New Orleans Saints next week.
Former quarterback and current NFL analyst Boomer Esiason joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the New England’s first loss of the season and how other NFL teams looked in Week 5.
Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown for the first time in the last 52 games on Sunday and was just 18-for-38 for 197 yards. He also threw a game-ending interception in the final minutes that locked up the win for the Bengals. How frustrated are you if you’re Tom Brady?
“Yesterday they got their asses kicked on the offensive line. I don’t care what anyone says the defensive line of the Cincinnati Bengals owned this football game.”
Is there any way that the Patriots make a move to get a receiver that they can put out there to help Tom Brady?
“I think that’s what maybe Austin Collie is suppose to be. I think a lot of things will change certainly if Gronkowski gets back. There’s really no secondary receiver, there’s no tight end to speak of and remember this has been a team that has been built around two tight ends for the last three or four years now. And now all of a sudden they do not have that as part of the offense.”
The guys hit on some of the other Sunday games as well. Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat the Cowboys thanks to a Tony Romo mistake late. The San Francisco 49ers beat up on the Houston Texans and Matt Schaub, 34-3. And so much more!