A week after a brutal loss that had some wondering if the dynasty was finally over, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady bounced back in a big way Sunday with a decisive 43-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals, who came into the game with a perfect 3-0 record, were unable to get anything going against the Patriots defense until the second half, when they struck for a pair of passing touchdowns.
New England, meanwhile, came out strong, scoring a touchdown on the opening possession. They controlled the pace of the game throughout, rushing for more than 200 yards and throwing for nearly 300 more.
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Brady, who was pulled at the end of last week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, rebounded with a solid performance, throwing for 292 yards and two touchdowns. He also reached 50,000 passing yards for his career early in the game.
Next up for the Patriots? The 3-2 Buffalo Bills next Sunday at 1 p.m.