October 5th, 2014 – Patriots 43, Bengals 17
Ah yes, the famous “On to Cincinnati” game… the entire NFL community was watching this game hoping that it would mark the beginning of the end for Brady and the Patriots’ collective reign, but alas, no dice.
Brady tore it up on Sunday Night Football a week after getting embarrassed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, slinging for 292 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on 23-of-35 passing. His 110.7 quarterback rating wasn’t too shabby by any means.
Brady was assisted by 113 yards and a touchdown on the ground via Stevan Ridley, as well as Gronk’s six catches for 100 yards and a score. On the other side of the ball, the defense forced and recovered four fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Kyle Arrington.
This game was a blast for all Patriots fans, and it kick-started the Super Bowl campaign of 2014.