NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas
Football is a game of capitalizing on mistakes. And against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5, the New England Patriots were caught on the wrong side of that ledger, falling short in a 13-6 rain-soaked struggle at Paul Brown Stadium.
Neither side played a particularly clean game Sunday afternoon. But ultimately, both parties had chances to win. It was about which team executed upon those chances to create a turning point.
Up just a field goal with one minute to play in the third quarter, the Bengals did so.