NFL Week 5: Bengals vs Patriots Highlights

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 | 0

New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills

Following a week of media stories that made it seem like the sky was falling in New England, the Patriots faced the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals tonight (Sun., October 5, 2014) on Sunday Night Football.

After largely misdirecting all of the critics that asked him if he was already past his prime, longtime Pats quarterback Tom Brady was looking to put off his supposed demise for a while.

Coming out on fire, Brady put the Patriots out to an early lead thanks to some precise throws. Find out how in our Week 5 Bengals vs Patriots highlights below.

After marching the Pats down the field with a big throw to newly signed tight end Tim Wright, Brady let punishing running back Stevan Ridley do the dirty work with this short touchdown run (courtesy of Vine):

Brady became the NFL’s fifth all-time leading passer on the next drive, surpassing 50,000 yards with a strike to Rob Gronkowski. He followed that up with another strike to Wright, this time for a touchdown (Vine):

With things turned around for the time being, Brady celebrated with wide receiver Julian Edelman by playing a game of hot potato (Vine):

The Patriots added two field goals to go up 20-3 after forcing a punt early in the third quarter.

The Bengals got their first touchdown on this 3-yard pass from Andy Dalton to Mohammed Sanu (Vine):

Up 20-10, the Patriots added to their lead with a bullet score to Rob Gronkowski. They went up 34-10 with a fumble return for a touchdown off a kickoff. The Bengals cut the Pats’ lead to 34-17 with this huge score from Dalton to receiver A.J. Green (Vine):

The Patriots added yet another field goal to take a 37-17 lead into the fourth quarter, and they added two more for a total of five to win the game by a score of 43-17.

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