Bengals deal Tom Brady the type of loss he almost never has and look very ready to defend their AFC title

The Bengals were record-breakers in their 34-17 win over the Buccaneers. Prior to Sunday’s game, Tom Brady-led teams were 89-0 in games where they led by 17 points at any moment in the game. That particular record gets its first blemish in a game where it looked like the Buccaneers were going to be the story. Their defense was lights out in the first half of the game, Carlton Davis was giving Ja’Marr Chase the blues and it looked like the Buccaneers’ defense might be strong enough to actually win this team a playoff game or two in January.

That’s not the story, though. The Bengals roared back and scored 34 unanswered points on the back of a strong defensive performance with Joe Burrow continually capitalizing on the opportunities the Bengals gave him. Burrow’s yards per attempt only hit 5.1 yards, but that’s because the Bengals didn’t have to go too far to score. He threw four touchdown passes and only one interception as the Bengals poured it on in the second half against the Buccaneers.

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