The Patriots vs Bengals game did not look pretty for either team. The Patriots beat the Bengals 34 – 13.
Tom Brady and the Offensive Line
Tom Brady had a good game, but he looked pressured all game. Brady was getting hit play after play because the offensive line was not holding up there blocks well. After a while, Brady would begin throwing the ball too fast, which would lead to many bad throws by the veteran quarterback. Brady was 15/29, with 128 passing yards, and two touchdowns that were short passes and screens. He looked off this game, and I hope we get playoff Brady in the playoffs this season.
Stephon Gilmore and J.C Jackson were Lockdown
These two defensive backs had four interceptions combined, which were a massive part of the Patriots winning this football game. Stephon Gilmore is going to be in the races for Defensive Player of the Year because of his SIX interceptions this season. Gilmore has not been hurt this season and is showing the world why he was paid so much. He also has two touchdowns this season, which one was against the Bengals, and 18 pass deflections. J.C Jackson, on the other hand, was described as a smart player who could play strong safety, free safety, and cornerback by Belicheck. Jackson has five interceptions this season and eight pass deflections, which are insane stats for a player to have.
Nick Folk is Actually Good
Nick Folk against the Bengals looked like a truly reliable kicker the Patriots may keep around. He kicked a clutch 46-yard field goal, which helped New England stretch the lead. He was 2/2 on field goals that day and 4/4 on extra-point attempts. Folk may not be terrible. He showed us that he could be a half-decent kicker in the NFL this season.
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