Reviewing career history of Tom Brady vs. Cincinnati Bengals
It seems like having Tom Brady back is still too good to be true, so for the second straight week, we are reviewing the career history of No. 12 against the upcoming opponent.
Last week, we took a look back at Brady’s career against the Cleveland Browns; we’re going the same thing this week for Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Overall, Brady holds a 5-1 record against the Bengals. His cumulative stat line reads as the following: 64.6 percent completion rate, 1,426 yards, 12 touchdowns, three picks and a quarterback rating of 101.2.
[Editor’s note: All stats in this article come by way of Pro Football Reference.]
Now, let’s hop in the time machine…
December 12th, 2004 – Patriots 35, Bengals 28
In his first action against the orange cats, Brady connected on 18 of 26 attempts for 260 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. That stat line culminated in a quarterback rating of 127.1, which was actually tops for Brady in this Super Bowl-winning season.
The Patriots were powered to victory by rushing touchdowns from Corey Dillon and Kevin Faulk, as well as 107 receiving yards and a score out of David Patten.
On the other side of the ball, Troy Brown and Asante Samuel notched interceptions. Yes, you read that right; this was one of the games in which Brown played cornerback for the injury-riddled Patriots.
Next: October 1st, 2006