Cincinnati is New England's Fourth Victim

Patriots roll over Bengals 34-13
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2007 3:48 AM CDT
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer (9) is sacked by New England Patriots defenders Adalius Thomas (96) and Jarvis Green (97) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 1, 2007,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tom Brady threw three touchdowns and the Patriots netted 404 yards in their 34-13 victory over Cincinnati on Monday Night Football last night, reports the Boston Herald. Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer passed for 234 yards, three more  than Brady, but couldn't overcome a glut of penalties and the absence of two key linebackers—or the Patriots' dominating lines.

Randy Moss, called "a pretty good receiver" by Patriots coach Bill Belichick, had nine catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns, while backup running back Sammy Morris carried 21 times for 117 yards. Wes Welker took a sneaky reverse 27 yards, and Asante Samuel finally kicked into gear, intercepting Palmer in the red zone when receiver Chad Johnson ran the wrong way.