New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady both saw some long running streaks come to an end on Sunday. Both players were on the road. Brees was trying to break his own record while Brady was trying to continue his assault on a touchdown record.
Drew Brees tied his own record last week, throwing for 300 or more yards in his ninth consecutive game. After throwing for 413 yards and four touchdowns last Monday night, Brees only managed 288 yards on the road in Chiacgo on Sunday.
Tom Brady came into Sunday’s game with a at least one touchdown pass in 52 consecutive games. Brady’s streak came to an end in Cincinnati on Sunday. Brady had a chance to keep his streak going and tie the game late in the fourth quarter but his opportunity fell short. It did appear that he was going to march down the field and even up the game just as he had dozens of times before in his career.
Although it had been raining in Cincinnati off and on all afternoon, the heavens opened in what resembled a monsoon on the Patriots last drive. Brady was plagued with some drops early in the drive but as the rain started to fall harder, at one point it was raining so hard, the field looked as if a fog bank had rolled in.
The ball became very heavy and it effected Brady’s release on the ball. New England was aided by two penalties and put them in a good position to even up the score. Brady thew a pass towards the endzone intended for Julian Edelman but the pass fell short and was tipped into the air and intercepted by CB Adam Jones, sealing the win for the Bengals with 26 seconds remaining. The loss was the Patriots’ first on the season. Ironically, both quarterbacks will face off in week six.