Tom Brady, playing in his first game in Foxborough, Mass., since the end of his “Deflategate” suspension, had three touchdown passes and went over 5,000 completions for his career to lead the Patriots to a 35-17 victory over Cincinnati Bengals 35-17.
Brady completed 29 of 35 passes for 376 yards. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven receptions for a career-high 162 yards and a touchdown.
Cincinnati drops to 2-4 for the first time since 2010, when it finished 4-12 — its worst season under Coach Marvin Lewis.
The Bengals had their moments offensively, scoring on a two-yard touchdown run by Andy Dalton and five-yard pass from Dalton to Brandon LaFell. Dalton...