Going into the New England Patriots‘ Week 5 game versus the Cincinnati Bengals, Tom Brady had thrown a touchdown pass in 52 straight games. To put that in context: the last game in which Brady didn’t throw for a touchdown was January of 2010 when Randy Moss was still in Foxborough.
Unfortunately, Moss was no where to be found on Sunday as Brady was once again forced to deal with a rather sub-par receiving core. One would think that the addition of Danny Amendola would help the Pats get their offense going, but that was hardly the case as New England was held to six points or fewer for just the fourth time in Brady’s tenure as the Patriots’ signal-caller.
Hopefully Rob Gronkowski can return in Week 6 and help Brady get a new touchdown streak started — Gronkowski hasn’t last played since December 30, 2012 as has been plagued by back and forearm issues ever since.