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.
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.