2. New England Patriots 5-1 (2)
With all of the hype surrounding Tom Brady‘s first home following his four-game suspension, it was safe to say the New England Patriots were going to do everything in their power to make sure they didn’t lose this game. It may have been closer than expected in the first half, but the Patriots eventually rallied in the final two quarters to prove once again why they’re the team to beat in the AFC.
While Brady found a way to throw three touchdowns for the second-straight week, it was Rob Gronkowski having his first breakout game of 2016 that should have Patriots fans excited about their beloved tight end. Gronkowski has been the unfortunate victim of battling injuries over the first couple of games, but Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is the perfect example of why he’s considered one of Brady’s favorite targets.
During Sunday’s win, Gronkowski was impossible for the Bengals’ defense to contain after hauling in seven passes for 162 yards to go along with his first touchdown of the season.
Is this the start of the famous connection between Brady and Gronkowski again? One can only hope so as Brady continues to show no signs of rust, and instead is playing in his usual MVP form.