October 1st, 2006 – Patriots 38, Bengals 13
Brady was less spectacular in his second start against the Bengals, but he got the job done nonetheless. He only completed 15 of 26 passes and threw an interception, but Brady tossed a pair of touchdowns to help his team out.
The story of this game, however, was on the ground. The Patriots racked up 236 rushing yards from their stable of backs, and Laurence Maroney (remember him?) led the way with 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Doug Gabriel and Daniel Graham were on the receiving end of Brady’s touchdown passes.
What an odd year 2006 was… Reche Caldwell, as you may remember, was the Patriots’ leading receiver. This was perhaps the most offensively undermanned Bill Belichick squad of the 21st century.
Well, the Patriots made up for it spades the following year…
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