It looked as though another heroic effort by the Bengals defense could be thwarted by a few mental errors. After essentially shutting-down the Cleveland Browns for much of their Week 3 contest, a few missed tackles and poor plays allowed the Browns to score just enough points to outscore an anemic Bengals offense and get the win.
This week, another horrendous showing by the offense left the defense needing to play nearly flawless for four quarters to bring home the W. But after Tom Brady got the ball with 1:48 left, an offsides penalty by Chris Crocker on 4th-down gave the Pats life.
After a Brandon Bolden 12-yard run and a Wallace Gilberry Roughing the Passer penalty put the ball at the CIN-27, Brady dropped back and fired a pass for Aaron Dobson in the endzone, but Adam Jones jumped in and saved the day:
Brady finished the game 18/38 for 197 yards and the interception and was sacked four times as the Bengals caused the future hall-of-famer to have one of the worst performances of his career.