For the first time in 53 games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass in the Patriots’ 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Brady is upset that the Patriots continue to settle for field goals rather than touchdowns. This season the Patriots have still moved the ball at times, but have kicked 13 field goals and have scored just eight touchdowns.
“You know it when you see it; it’s executing at a very high level on a consistent basis, especially in critical situations,” Brady told Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. “When you play good teams, good defenses, the windows are small, the throws are tight, the catches are tight, and you have to be at your best. We haven’t done a great job of that this year. We haven’t scored as many points as we’re capable, for a number of reasons.”
Despite all of their problems, their loss to the Bengals was the first of the season.
However, with the 5-0 New Orleans Saints coming to town, the Patriots will have to get into the end zone rather than settling for three.
“I think we’ll try to put together any drive at this point to score points — long, short, it doesn’t matter. We have to score touchdowns,” Brady said.
Brady and the Patriots will host the Saints at 4:25 pm EST Sunday.